ANGELS? Cops Led to Baby Trapped With Dead Mother in Icy Water by Mysterious Voice Calling for Help

ANGELS? Cops Led to Baby Trapped With Dead Mother in Icy Water by Mysterious Voice Calling for Help

Sometimes, incredible things happen that go beyond any logic or reason. Could angels be walking among us? That’s what some police officers believe after a mysterious voice led them to a baby trapped in icy water.

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At 10 o’clock on a Friday night in March last year Jennifer Groesbeck veered off a road in northern Utah as she drove back from dinner at her father’s home and hurtled into the icy waters of the Spanish Fork river.

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What caused her to swerve remains a mystery but, unluckily, the front wheel of her car caught the edge of the bridge’s concrete wall, causing the vehicle to flip over it and crash down into the river. It landed upside down in the shallows with such force that the windscreen was blown out and the roof crushed as if it had been cardboard.

Out of sight from the road, the red Dodge hatchback sat in chest-high foaming water for 14 hours until it was spotted by an angler, who reported seeing a hand dangling out of a broken window.

Four local police officers arrived first, their sense of urgency captured by the body camera one of them had switched on and whose footage has since been watched thousands of times on the internet.

They dash into the water – so cold that a total of seven policemen and firemen were later treated for hypothermia – and desperately try to get inside the crushed vehicle. Then, about two minutes into the body camera footage, its microphone picks up the faint sound of an adult voice, sounding urgent. It is unintelligible on the footage but appears to be a plea for help as Officer Jared Warner responds: ‘We’re helping, we’re coming.’

Something very odd had just happened, although the emergency responders weren’t to realise it at the time. With visibly new urgency, the rescuers turned the waterlogged car on to its side and discovered the 25-year-old driver was long dead.

But there was a baby in the back seat, Mrs Groesbeck’s 18-month-old daughter, Lily. Upside down and strapped into a child seat that had kept her out of the water and – crucially – kept her clothes dry, she had remained there for an age, her face suspended just above the churning river.

Unconscious and suffering from hypothermia, Lily was successfully revived at hospital.

Her miraculous survival made headlines around the world, and it wasn’t until later that the four policemen discussed those frantic minutes and realised there was something very puzzling about them.

If the mother had died in the initial impact of the crash and the baby was unconscious, whose was the female voice they each swore they had heard coming from the car?

… Officer Bryan Dewitt said: ‘We were down on the car and a distinct voice says: ‘Help me, help me.’ ‘

Jared Warner, the policeman who was in the video saying they were doing their best, said a few days later: ‘All four of us can swear that we heard somebody inside the car saying ‘Help’.’

‘I think it pushed us to go harder a little longer. I don’t think that any one of us had intended on flipping a car over that day.’

Beddoes soon became the spokesman for the four, as his colleagues grew wary of being labelled as naive – or mad.

If they hadn’t heard that voice, would they have gotten to the baby in time? There may be no rational explanation to what caused this miracle, but whatever happened, thank goodness that baby was able to be saved in time.

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