Teen that fell through ice thanks first responders for saving his life

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ST. PETERS, MO (KPLR) – 14-year-old John Smith and his family Sunday thanked over 100 first responders for saving his life after falling through the ice on Lake St. Louis January 4th. First responders from Lake St. Louis, St. Charles Ambulance District, Wentzville, Emergency Care Team at SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, and Intensive Care Team at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center attended the ceremony.

Smith credited the emergency workers for helping him walk out of the hospital alive on February 4th, after not breathing or having a heart beat for 43 minutes in January.

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