A frozen baby girl, declared dead, was revived when she arrived with her mom at a Toronto hospital. The mother was feeling ill and began driving to the nearest hospital in freezing temperatures.
However, she was unable to make it to the medical facility in time, and the daughter ended up delivering the baby girl on the sidewalk. They called 911 and police officers, and paramedics arrived to help them.
“Extensive resuscitation efforts” were made by staff at the Humber River Hospital; however, the infant baby girl was pronounced dead.
Two officers were assigned to stay with the baby’s body until the coroner’s office arrived to pick it up. Approximately, 90 minutes after she was declared dead, she began to move.
When the officers spotted the movement, they checked her pulse and called in the hospital staff to confirm that she was alive.
The miracle baby has since been moved to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where she is recovering. According to Jamie Hutchison, the research director for critical care medicine at the facility, she was only suffering from hypothermia.
“Hypothermia can mimic death. [...] Temperature is an important factor when you’re determining death. [...] The baby appears to not have any vital signs. But then when the baby is rewarmed … the vital signs come back,” he describes.