After a 3-year-old Missouri girl drowned in a pool on July 29, she was found blue and completely without life for 12 full minutes. Then, she miraculously woke up in her mother’s arms.
It all started when 3-year-old Alise Nipper and her mother, Jamie, went to a pool party with friends in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. After a couple hours in the pool, parents saw lighting from afar and told all of the children to get out of the pool. That’s when Jamie realized that her daughter wasn’t where Jamie had last seen her. She told KFVS:
“All of the sudden, I look over and she wasn’t there, where I last saw her.”
Terrified for her daughter’s safety, Jamie ran to the pool and saw her daughter’s foot resting under a raft. Jamie said:
“Something took over me. I remember jumping across the pool, coming up and shouting, ‘Dial 911.’ I was praying while I grabbed her that she would start coughing as if she’d just fallen in, but when I brought her up from the water, it was evident she was without life. She was blue.”