Steven Morse, a 12-year-old boy from Baldwin Township, Minnesota, is probably feeling like the world’s luckiest boy right now. He survived being trapped for over an hour underneath snow after the tunnel he was building collapsed on him Tuesday evening.
According to CBS Minnesota, the tunnel most likely collapsed because the temperatures have risen in the area, making the snow softer. According to an emotional Steven:
“I was thinking “Oh my gosh, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I was scared for my life. I went on my back and I saw a slight dim light in which I had hope. I was forcing myself to move and making room that I could breathe.”
Apparently his entire body was covered in snow, from his head to his feet. Even typing that is giving me the heebie jeebies. This kid deserves a medal for not panicking.
He said his body was entirely stuck beneath the snow – from his head to his legs.
Steven’s dad, Brad Morse, came home over an hour later and was understandably horrified to find his son stuck in the snow. By the time he was able to pull Steven out, the boy was unresponsive:
“He was still shivering and extremely stiff and unresponsive,’ his father said. ‘But we got him in the house.”
Steven was flown via medical helicopter to an area hospital and thankfully recovered fully, with no signs of oxygen deprivation or frostbite, which seriously sounds like a miracle to me.