Little Boy Declared “Brain Dead” by Doctors After Falling Into River Wakes Up: “Medical Miracle”

Little Boy Declared “Brain Dead” by Doctors After Falling Into River Wakes Up: “Medical Miracle”

  • A little boy who doctors had written off has pulled a medical miracle after regaining consciousness
  • Three-year-old Levi Wright had been declared brain-dead after he fell into a river while playing with his tractor
  • Medics told his parents to say their final goodbyes after efforts to revive him failed

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A three-year-old boy has shocked his parents and doctors after waking up in what can be described as a medical miracle.

Levi Wright in hospital with his mother and before he got into the accident.
Levi is undergoing treatment and still in hospital. Photos: KSL 5 TV.
Source: UGC

Doctors had declared Levi Wright brain dead after he fell into a river in Beaver County, Utah while playing on his toy tractor.

How was Levi rescued from the river?

KSL 5 TV reports that Levi's mother, Kallie, jumped into the river and rescued him a mile downstream from where he'd last been seen.

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According to a 911 report from the incident, the youngster disappeared beneath the surface amid strong currents. Emergency services rushed to the scene and joined the frantic search before Levi's mum ultimately dove into the fast-flowing river.

Paramedics administered life-saving treatment as Levi was rushed to the hospital, where medics managed to restore his heartbeat.

Levi's medical miracle

Despite efforts to revive him, the poor lad did not regain consciousness, prompting the doctors to inform his parents to say their final goodbyes.

However, Levi shocked everyone when he regained consciousness in a stunning turn of events.

"I am shaking; we don't know much, but the doctor said it was okay for me to get excited about that, and I am! My baby is so tough!" the excited mother wrote on Facebook.

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