25 year old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck was driving home from her mother's house in Spanish Fork River, Utah. Her passenger was her 18-month-old Lily, securely strapped in a car seat.. According to police accounts, the car was in an accident and plunged into a cold and icy river on Friday night. Jennifer died. Lily lived, and is in critical condition. The accident is under investigation..
But the story, in all its tragic makeup of a woman now gone from the earth and a young child without a mother, something else is being mentioned..A few strange and, to some, miraculous events led to the successful rescue of Lily.
Some rescue workers were treated for hypothermia. Despite the cold, they said when they jumped into the water they felt nothing.. They realized that a child was inside and their urge to fight the elements became stronger than the elements. They were able to get inside the vehicle. They saw a lifeless woman and a child still breathing..
But something else happened.
KSL in UTAH has a full breakdown of the incident and subsequent, perhaps, paranormal activity surrounding the rescue.
Four police officers--people of sound mind--said they heard cries of 'help' from inside the car. One officer, Jared Warner, said that 'all four of us can swear we heard somebody inside that car saying 'Help'."
The 'help' that was heard was impossible .. As KSL says,
But when they flipped the vehicle resting on its hood in the Spanish Fork River onto its side Saturday, they discovered there was no one inside able to speak.
"The only people in there were the deceased mother and the child," said officer Bryan Dewitt.
"We're not exactly sure where that voice came from," Warner told KSL.
But because of the actions of those officers and several Spanish Fork firefighters, 18-month-old Lily was rescued. She remained at Primary Children's Hospital Sunday in critical condition but was reported to be stable.
Police belive Lily was upside down, strapped in her car seat for up to 14 hours. Her mother, Lynn Jennifer "Jenny" Groesbeck, was killed in the crash.
About fourteen hours after the Friday accident, a fisherman found the car.. A police officer arrived. Three more followed. KSL says,
And that's when they heard a voice.
"We were down on the car and a distinct voice says, 'Help me, help me,'" Dewitt recalled.
"It wasn't just something that was just in our heads. To me it was plain as day cause I remember hearing a voice," officer Tyler Beddoes said. "I think it was Dewitt who said, 'We're trying. We're trying our best to get in there.'
"How do you explain that? I don't know," he said, adding that the voice didn't sound like a child.
One officer speaks of the miracle of seeing the eyes of Lily flutter when they got her from the car.. A firefighter, Paul Taultomadakis, told KSL that he ended up with Lily in his arms and did everything in his human power to keep her alive.
The rescue workers did their part to ensure life continued for Lily. The miracle, though, may not have been as possible if it wasn't for that distinct voice from the car yelling for help--a voice that is not logically able to have come from the car..
But four police officers were--four who tell the same tale of a voice coming from a vehicle.. a woman's voice..
Perhaps a mother's voice who, in the last moments of an earthly dwelling, was simply attempting to make certain her child lived through the scene of tragedy..
Some are using this to prop up their own stories of religion and miracle tales.. others are disputing the facts presented and said the police were simply rushed with adrenaline and were not of a sound mind to be able to say anything they heard. And yes, I even saw a few who said the cops were just making up their story for attention and some future movie or book deal.
A story of hope..
How about instead of disputing it or rampaging through it to find inconsistencies, we just accept it as a story of hope. A little glimmer of goodness in a world filled with despair..