Lifeless Kids Revived After Being Pulled From Icy River Crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Lifeless Kids Revived After Being Pulled From Icy River Crash

MSNBC.COM - Former police officer Chris Willden didn't hesitate when he realized children were trapped in an upside down car in an icy Utah river. He pulled his handgun, pushed it up against the submerged windows and shot out the glass.

Then he reached inside.

"I was trying to grab arms, but I couldn't feel anything," Willden said. "I'm thinking ... what are we going to do?'"

But he turned to see up to eight other passers-by had scrambled down the embankment to help after coming upon the accident along U.S. 89 in Logan Canyon on Saturday afternoon.

Highway Patrol Lt. Steve Winward said that after shooting out a window, Willden cut a seatbelt to free one child.

He said the rescuers then helped turn the Honda Accord upright in the Logan River, and lifted it enough to free all three trapped children.

The driver of the Honda Accord had lost control of the car as he tried to brake while heading northbound in slippery conditions.

The Herald Journal News named the driver as Roger Andersen, 46, of Logan, and the trapped occupants as his children Mia, 9, and Baylor, 4. The other occupant, 9-year-old Kenya Wildman, is a family friend.

The group was driving to Beaver Mountain for a day of skiing, it reported. click here to read more

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