'God wanted me to live': Missouri teen's 'miracle' recovery after underwater for 15 minutes

February 7, 2015 2:56 PM

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A 14-year-old Missouri boy who fell through an icy lake and was underwater for 15 minutes, with no pulse for nearly 45 minutes, has made a "miraculous" recovery, doctors said. Now, John Smith says he's fortunate to be alive.

"There's no really any explanation but how God wanted me to live for a reason so i'm alive now," John told TODAY.

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