Toddler Lily Groesbeck Survived Car Crash When Rescuers Heard A Voice Cry 'Help'

03/09/2015 04:38 pm ET | Updated Mar 09, 2015

When four police officers in Spanish Fork, Utah, found a vehicle submerged upside-down in a river on Saturday, they weren't sure there were any survivors.

That is, until the officers heard a strange voice from the car.

"We've gotten together and just talkin' about it, and all four of us can swear that we heard somebody inside the car saying, 'Help,'" Officer Jared Warner told the Deseret News.

When the officers flipped the vehicle over, they only saw a deceased mother and an 18-month-old child, who remains in critical condition after spending 14 hours underwater.

Authorities said Lynn Jennifer "Jenny" Groesbeck, 25, died around 10:30 p.m. Friday when her car hit a cement barrier at the end of the bridge and rolled over into the water.

The crash went unnoticed until around noon Saturday when a fisherman saw the wrecked car and notified police, according to KSL TV.

When police turned the car over, Groesbeck was dead. Miraculously, Lily was still alive. She was found upside-down in her car seat and narrowly avoiding river water so cold that seven of the rescue workers on the scene had to be treated for hypothermia, reports.

Lily was flown to a children's hospital to be treated, according to her aunt, Jill Sanderson.

“She’s doing remarkably well considering what she went through,” Sanderson told the station. “The doctors so far have been hopeful, they haven’t been able to give us a lot of information, the next 48 to 72 hours will be very critical in determining the outcome.”

Meanwhile, Tyler Beddoes, one of the officers who discovered Lily, is still amazed at the strange voice he heard.

“To me it was plain as day because I remember hearing a voice. I think it was [Officer Bryan] DeWitt who said, ‘We’re trying. We’re trying our best to get in there.’ How do you explain that? I don’t know,” Beddoes said according to

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