13/09/2012 22:41 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Three-Year-Old Boy Brought Back From The Dead After 'Drowning' In Garden Pond

Mum Paula with Jonah with family friend Sarah who is also raising funds. Pic: Archant

A little boy whose parents thought he was dead after he fell into a garden pond has made a miraculous recovery.

Jonah Holm's frantic parents dragged their three-year-old son from the water after the accident at their home in Baldock, Herts.

He was apparently lifeless but was briefly revived – only to stop breathing several times.

Doctors feared his brain had been so deprived of oxygen that it would cause such severe brain damage that he wouldn't be able to live.

But he made a full recovery and went home from hospital after 12 days.

Jonah's mum Paula credits the efforts of staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London for saving his life and is now raising money by doing the BUPA Great North Run on Sunday, with family friend Sarah.

Lifeless boy brought back from the dead after 'drowning' in garden pond

She said: "He was dead when we dragged him out of our garden pond.

"It's a miracle. The doctors cannot understand it and there is no explanation.

"But I think the care he received saved him. They would not give up on Jonah and inside he was battling too. It is possible he may have learning difficulties later - but for now he is absolutely fine."

You can sponsor Paula for the BUPA Great North Run by visiting her Just Giving page online.

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