‘It was a miracle': Nurses save boy who nearly drowned at Holden Beach

?€˜It was a miracle?€™: Nurses save boy's life after near-drowning at Holden Beach

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. — It's not often you hear about a drowning story with a happy ending, but that's exactly what one North Carolina family is sharing after two off-duty nurses happened to be in the right place at the right time to save a 12-year-old boy.

Levi Floyd and his family were taking in a day at Holden Beach last Saturday when the boy dove into a wave but never resurfaced, according to our sister station, WGHP.

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His father found him and frantically pulled him out of the water. The boy was blue from head to toe, had stopped breathing and had no pulse.

“It looked like he threw 120 pounds of blue rubber -- like he wasn`t even a person,” said Levi’s mother, Lyndsey Floyd.

WGHP reported that two off-duty nurses, who happened to be nearby, came to Levi's rescue, performing CPR and eventually getting a pulse as family members stood around him singing to God and praying for a miracle.

Amazingly, Levi is completely healthy. His family plans to keep in touch with the heroes who saved his life.

“It was a miracle no doubt," said Lyndsey Floyd.