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."