Was it the voice of her mother who had just hours before died?
Lily Groesbec is alive today thanks to the heroic efforts of a fisherman and a mystery female voice who urged rescuers to save her.
The tragic tale of Lily’s accident and the bizarre voice that saved her is making headlines right across the world.
Eighteen-month-old Lily Groesbeck was the sole survivor of a car crash that killed her mother Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck. They were driving home from visiting family along a bridge on the Spanish Fork River near Salt Lake City in Utah when the car clipped a concrete barrier before veering into the river. For 14 hours the mother and daughter were trapped in the icy river suspended upside down.
It was only the next day when a fisherman saw the girl dangling from her car seat, above the water as it flowed through the car. He called authorities who raced to rescue the little girl.
The four men say that while they were trying to get to the submerged car they heard a woman’s voice – they believe it was that of her mother – urging them to save Lily.
But when they turned the red Dodge sedan over , they found only one survivor in the car. Baby Lily was strapped to her car seat, unconscious, but her eyelids were fluttering. Her mother had passed away the night before when she lost control of the car.
Spanish Fork Police Officer Tyler Beddoes said. “For two nights I’ve laid awake trying to figure out exactly what it could be. All I know is it was there, we all heard it,”
“It was extra motivation.”
The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car,” Officer Jared Warner told CNN. “To me, it didn’t sound like a child’s voice.”