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Lad 'dead' for 28 minutes is on the mend.

Byline: HENRY CLARE

A BOY who fell into a pool and lay beneath the water for nine minutes has made a miraculous recovery.

John-Henry Birtle, four, was dragged out lifeless and given CPR by staff.

His pulse did not return for 11 more minutes and it was a further eight minutes before he began to breathe on his own again.

Mum Roseann, who pulled him out, said: "He was starved of oxygen for 28 minutes. For those 28 minutes he was gone."

Doctors warned the family from Newark, Notts, he would never have a good quality of life.

But he is walking and starting to speak again just weeks after falling in the hotel pool in Slough, Berks.

Roseann praised medics and said: "He is expected to make a full recovery."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 13, 2017
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