Last month, 14-year-old John Smith was walking across frozen Lake St. Louis with some friends in Lake St. Louis, Mo., near St. Louis when he fell through the ice.
He was underwater for 15 minutes before rescuers got to him, KDSK-TV reported.
When emergency medical responders got him to St. Joseph Hospital West, the eighth-grader wasn't breathing and didn't have a pulse. His body temperature was 88 degrees. One of his doctors said she had never felt someone as cold as he was.