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Mysterious Voice Urged Cops to Rescue Baby From Car in River

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 09:01 AM

Four Utah police officers said a mysterious voice calling for help led them to plunge into an icy river and rescue an 18-month-old girl from an upside down car. The only other person in the vehicle was the baby's dead mother.

The four officers with the Spanish Fork Police Department told the Deseret News they distinctly heard a voice from inside the car when they got to the scene of the accident, 14 hours after it occurred.

The car, which was driven by the child’s mother, Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, apparently went off the road in the Spanish Fork River about 10:30 p.m. on Friday. But the wreck wasn’t discovered for another 14 hours. Groesbeck was killed in the crash.

"We've gotten together and just talkin' about it, and all four of us can swear that we heard somebody inside the car saying, 'Help,'" officer Jared Warner told the News.

"The only people in there were the deceased mother and the child," officer Bryan Dewitt told the newspaper.

"We're not exactly sure where that voice came from," Warner added.

Wherever that may have been, the officers were convinced enough to jump into the 40-degree water, and they found the toddler, Lily, hanging upside down in her car seat, her head just inches away from the water. The News said the back of the car was propped up slightly in the uneven river.

When he first arrived to the scene of what he thought was an abandoned vehicle, Dewitt quickly realized there was someone in the car because he could see Groesbeck, the News said.

"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 told the newspaper. "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."

On Monday, family members of Groesbeck and Lily posted on the GoFundMe page raising money for funeral costs and medical care, that Lily is doing well. “Her improvement is astounding. Right now she's watching Dora and singing 'Wheels on the Bus' with Grandpa,” they wrote. “She is smiling and laughing for family members. We're blown away by Lily's progress and so grateful to her rescuers."

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Four Utah police officers said a mysterious voice calling for help led them to plunge into an icy river and rescue an 18-month-old girl from an upside down car. The only other person in the vehicle was the baby's dead mother.
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