The current survival record for near-drowning under these conditions is 62 minutes under water. This unbelievable story took place in 1986 near Salt Lake City, Utah. Two-year-old Michelle Funk was playing near a creek with her brother, when she fell into the icy water and sank. Rescuers were on the scene in eight minutes, but they were unable to locate the girl initially. A full 62 minutes later she was found, with no heartbeat, dilated pupils and a core temperature of 70 F. After being rushed to a local medical center, and treatment with a blood rewarming machine, the little girl opened her eyes once her body temperature reached 91 F. After several weeks of therapy and care in the hospital, the little girl miraculously went home and suffered no long term effects from her death-defying ordeal. Certainly, this is a rare and extreme case – but it does illustrate a point very clearly. In cold water drowning, the victim should never be considered dead until the body has been rewarmed and is still unresponsive to resuscitation.