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Cops Heard Mysterious Voice Coming From Flipped Car

And not the voice of a toddler
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2015 12:38 PM CDT
Cops Heard Mysterious Voice Coming From Flipped Car
In this March 7, 2015, photo, officials respond to a report of a car in the Spanish Fork River near the Main Street and the Arrowhead Trail Road junction in Spanish Fork, Utah.   (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Sammy Jo Hester)

A remarkable footnote to the story of the 18-month-old who was rescued after as many as 14 hours upside-down in an overturned car with her dead mother in a Utah river: The four responding Spanish Fork officers who flipped the car swear they all heard a voice saying "help me"—and not the voice of a child. But Lily Groesbeck was the only person alive in the car, and she wasn't moving, CNN reports. "She was definitely unconscious and not responsive," says Officer Jared Warner. He tells KSL, "We're not exactly sure where that voice came from."

Adds Officer Tyler Beddoes, "It wasn't just something that was just in our heads. To me it was plain as day," and he says it gave them the motivation needed to flip the car in water so cold that three officers and four firefighters were later treated for hypothermia. "How do you explain that? I don't know." The toddler is reportedly in critical but stable condition. Lynn Jennifer "Jenny" Groesbeck, 25, was driving home from a visit with her parents Friday evening when her car went off the road and into the Spanish Fork River. There were no skid marks at the scene, and it's still unclear what caused the crash, though police have said drugs and alcohol weren't involved. It's believe Jenny died on impact, notes KUTV. A GoFundMe page has been set up to pay for Groesbeck's funeral and Lily's medical expenses; it's raised roughly $25,000, though the goal was $8,000. (More voice stories.)

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