An 18-month-old child was saved after rescuers discovered she was trapped inside a submerged car.
25-year-old Jennifer Groesbeck had been driving back home to Springville in Utah when her car hit a cement barrier and veered in to a river where it ended up submerged in the freezing water.
The accident went completely unnoticed for over fourteen hours until a fisherman came across the car in the river and contacted the emergency services. When the police arrived at the scene four officers took the decision to enter the rapids in a daring rescue attempt after an arm was spotted in one of the windows.
What happened next however would stay with the men for the rest of their lives.
"We could see a person in the front seat and then we heard a voice saying, ‘Help me, we’re in here.’" said Officer Tyler Beddoes. "We replied back 'hang in there, we're trying what we can.'"
When they managed to reach the car however they discovered that Groesbeck hadn't survived the crash but that her 18-month-old daughter was still alive and trapped inside the vehicle.
Along with the help of three firefighters the four cops eventually managed to pull the youngster to safety. Who it was that had called out to them however remains a complete mystery.
"I don’t know what I thought I heard," said Beddoes. "I’m not a typically religious guy. It’s hard to explain - it was definitely something. Where and why it came from, I’m not sure."