Seven-year-old boy miraculously wakes from coma after spending hours in freezing ocean

2019-06-13 14:31
Julian Hohnen. (PHOTO: Facebook)

Julian Hohnen. (PHOTO: Facebook)

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A seven-year-old Australian boy who was in a coma after spending six hours in a freezing ocean, has made a miraculous recovery.

Julian Hohnen, his father Maike (38) and a family friend were tossed into the ocean after their boat capsized off Caloundra on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, the Mirror UK reports.

The trio were hauled out of the water on Sunday morning after a search-and-rescue effort was launched.

Following the rescue mission, Julian was put in an induced coma but miraculously opened his eyes on Monday, Yahoo News reports.

Doctors had initially thought the boy wouldn’t make it as he was suffering from hypothermia and his condition had been classified as critical.

“I would like to say thank you to everyone for their love, support and prayers for my son Julian Hohnen. He is recovering well,” Julian’s mother, Susan, wrote in a Facebook post with a photo of him in hospital on Monday.

“Our son has improved significantly today and is now in a stable condition and talking to us. This is a testament to his fighting spirit.”

Julian Hohnen. (PHOTO: Facebook)

The boy’s father and their family friend, also suffered hypothermia but have since been released from hospital.

Susan and Maike went on to thank the emergency services and children’s hospital where Julian was being treated.

“We would like to thank everyone who has helped and cared for our son, including the amazing emergency services, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

“He still requires further assessment, but his improvement today has given us hope.”

Sources: Mirror UK, Yahoo News, Facebook

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