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    She Is Alive, Survived Four Days In The Swamp!

    Nadia Bloom was found today! What a story! All of us here as so happy she was rescued. I know the area well deep swamp about 6" to 12" of water, Lots of Gators, and water moccasins, I was going to take the day off tomorrow and join the search.

    RC




    http://www.wftv.com/news/23134610/detail.html





    Nadia To Rescuers: "Can't Believe You Rescued Me"


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    TUESDAY SHERIFF'S PRESSER
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    IMAGES SHOW FAMILY WAITING
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    CHURCH PASTOR TALKS
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    IMAGES OF NADIA BLOOM
    Various Photos Of 11-Year-Old Nadia Posted: 9:24 am EDT April 13, 2010
    Updated: 2:49 pm EDT April 13, 2010

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- It was an answer to many prayers. After days of being lost in dangerous woods near alligator-infested waters, an 11-year-old Seminole County girl was found alive Tuesday.


    Nadia Bloom’s family laid eyes on her for the first time in days when she was carried out of the woods and placed into an ambulance (see images | raw video) and taken to South Seminole Hospital. She had been missing for around 90 hours.




    “She did make two comments to the officers when they got there. ‘Glad you guys found me,’ ‘Can’t believe you rescued me.' So, they were very, very, very excited about that,” Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle said during a press conference early Tuesday afternoon.

    Nadia disappeared in the woods behind her home in the Barrington Estates subdivision in Winter Springs and was found Tuesday morning by a volunteer from her own church, James King, who went out on his own.

    “The love of everybody, from everybody across the country praying,” Nadia’s father said shortly after the girl emerged from the woods (watch interview with parents). “It all came so fast and just shows the compassion of the human spirit.”

    Chief Brunelle said Nadia did sustain a lot of bug bites and was dehydrated. The chief said an IV of fluids was given to her before she was removed from the woods.

    Dr. Rakesh Parekh, from South Seminole Hospital, spoke briefly to the media Tuesday afternoon about Nadia's condition (watch full presser).

    “Nadia is doing wonderfully,” he said. “Medically speaking, she’s done remarkably. She’s clearly dehydrated … But generally she’s doing remarkably well.”

    Parekh said he expects Nadia to have a short stay at the hospital with their main goal to hydrate her and tend to her wounds and abrasions.

    “Our goal is to stabilize her here,” Parekh said.



    Crews carry Nadia Bloom into an ambulance after rescuing her from dense woods.
    Around 11:40am, Nadia emerged from the woods, being carried by a team of rescuers, including the man who found her. It took the rescue crew about two hours to remove her from the location where she was found.

    Chief Brunelle said police received a phone call from King around 8:30am saying he found Nadia just slightly east and north of the 417.

    "He was able to tell us that he located her,” Brunelle told reporters early Tuesday afternoon “He talked us in there. And what we did from that point was triangulate the cell phone call.”

    Brunelle said Nadia's feet were very water-logged, but that she did make two comments to the rescuers: "Glad you guys found me” and "I can’t believe you rescued me."

    “Mr. King is a hero right now," Brunelle said, but did say investigators are talking to him. “We want to know how he got to where he was at, what made him go to that location.”

    Brunelle said Nadia told rescuers "she hadn't seen a soul" until she was found Tuesday morning.

    “I never believed in miracles, but I sure do now,” Brunelle said.

    James King was hard to miss as he left the scene literally covered in mud (see images). He told one of his pastors that he was nearly waist-deep in mud to get to where Nadia was found, walking alone with a water pack on his back.



    James King (pictured) believes divine intervention helped lead him to where Nadia Bloom was in the woods.
    King had been part of the search for days, but Tuesday, just hours before experts said Nadia should have been dead, he decided to trek into an area where no one had gone before.

    "In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path and he directed my path straight to her," King shouted to the crowd, reinforcing the role he says his faith played, after finding Nadia and returning with the rescue crew. "Because I prayed that all the way."

    Nadia's family was anxiously waiting at an area just on the edge of the woods for the little girl's arrival. The girl's parents and sister were visibly elated (see images).

    “You’ve got to believe God’s hand was in it,” said Dan Holland, senior pastor at the family's church, Metro Life Church in Casselberry. “She was able to talk.”

    King was searching the woods for Nadia on his own and found the girl alive Tuesday morning, saying he could only see bug bites when he found her. Holland said King told him he said a prayer and asked God to lead him to Nadia. According to Holland, King was pushing through a swamp-area when he made the discovery.

    "He said he went straight out through the swamps and found her,” Holland said.

    Investigators said Nadia was found in an area they called Zone 13 (see map), which had not been previously searched and is possibly the most dense woods of the search area.

    Search teams had been looking for Bloom since she was first reported missing last Friday after her bicycle was found parked near a wooded area in her neighborhood. The mildly autistic girl is fascinated by the outdoors and wildlife, so investigators thought she might have tried to explore the dense woods behind her house off SR-434 near Lake Jesup.

    Friday, Nadia's bike was found at the end of a cul-de-sac in her Barrington Estates subdivision (see map), near only one home, standing deliberately with the kickstand down and her helmet hanging on the handlebars.

    WFTV learned about Nadia's fascination with a popular "American Girls" doll. The fictional character, Lanie (more about Lanie character), is an outdoorsy nature-lover who explores her own backyard. WFTV learned Nadia had a book about Lanie and two cameras with her in the backpack she was wearing Friday.

    Nadia has a form of autism similar to Asperger's Syndrome. Friends said she's extremely bright, a spelling bee winner, but also the type to get lost in her own world.


    911 CALL RELEASED

    Just after Nadia was found, the 911 call reporting her disappearance, made Friday afternoon by her mom was released (hear it). During the call, Nadia’s mother became so upset a neighbor had to take over.

    "Hi, um, my daughter is missing, she took a bike ride and we happen to live by a pond, down by our subdivision in Barrington Estates, and I can't find her,” Tanya Bloom told the dispatcher.


    LAWTON ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES GOOD NEWS

    Nadia is a fifth grader at Lawton Elementary in Oviedo. Teachers and administrators were glued to a television in the main office Tuesday morning after learning she was found.

    "On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of Lawton Elementary, we are relieved and happy to hear that Nadia Bloom has been found. We look forward to her return to her family and friends, and share their joy at her safe recovery," Seminole County Public Schools wrote in a release issued via email late Tuesday morning.

    A parent who was picking up her child told WFTV, when she walked in the main office, there was a sense of excitement and joy and everyone was watching the story unfold on television.

    District leaders said administrators at the school are expected to make an announcement Tuesday about Nadia being found before school is out; they are trying, as much as they can, not to interrupt the school day for the 800 students.

    “I just found out now, just saw it on the monitor inside and all I could feel was I am so happy to hear that, such wonderful news,” Lawton Elementary School parent Lori Trimbuli said.

    Jacqueline Green is a family friend and also has a grandchild at Lawton Elementary.

    “I went all to pieces and I just thank God for sending that gentlemen out there to find her. I just can't, just can't express,” she said.


    FACEBOOK PAGE FOR NADIA REACTS

    On Facebook, people were sharing their joy Tuesday with Nadia's family now that the 11-year-old has been found alive. Several groups and pages were set up for Nadia on the social networking website.

    One Facebook group, Help Find Nadia Bloom, was created on Saturday. People have been posting well wishes thanking church member James King for helping bring Nadia home.

    Tricia el Ferrane sent a message to the nearly 4,000 members of the group.

    “They found Nadia just near her home. You are all awesome and you helped create a miracle. Thank you,” Ferrane wrote.


    Previous Stories:
    April 13, 2010: Window Of Opportunity To Find Missing Girl Narrowing
    April 12, 2010: Doll May Have Inspired Missing Girl To Explore Woods
    April 11, 2010: Search Continues For Missing 11-Year-Old
    Last edited by Reginald Carstairs; 04-13-2010, 02:32 PM.
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    She's a survivor.......Good for her and her rescuers....
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      #3
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      Always good to have a happy ending.

      The video of the man who found her being "escorted" away seemed a bit odd, but I imagine he was pretty tired.

      http://www.wftv.com/video/23136829/index.html
      Last edited by OysterMan; 04-13-2010, 06:40 PM.

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        #4
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        Poor kid. Hope she's ok after that adventure.

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          Re: She Is Alive, Survived Four Days In The Swamp!

          Some people don't seem to care if others say "it's their time". Some folks have the strength to let it be only when they say it is.

          Good on her!!
          "...too little penetration will get you killed."

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            Re: She Is Alive, Survived Four Days In The Swamp!

            Great that she's even alive!
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              Re: She Is Alive, Survived Four Days In The Swamp!

              Originally posted by OysterMan View Post
              Always good to have a happy ending.

              The video of the man who found her being "escorted" away seemed a bit odd, but I imagine he was pretty tired.

              http://www.wftv.com/video/23136829/index.html
              My audio was pretty bad.. Were they arresting that guy? Isnt he the one that found her?

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                Originally posted by Mason View Post
                My audio was pretty bad.. Were they arresting that guy? Isn't he the one that found her?
                He was taken in for a quick debriefing. All is OK with him. There were thousands of media there and more pouring in from all over the State. He would have been mobbed by them. His wife and kids where picked up and swept away from the area to meet up with him at the police station. When the Zoo gets wild it's like nothing you ever saw.

                During the height of the Casey Anthony investigation, for over a year you couldn't get within two blocks of her parents home due to the local and National media. As for Casey this is one time I would almost like to see mob rule and go down there and hang that little Bitc*
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                  Glad he found her alive!

                  Mason-
                  That was strange to see his reaction to the police. He was concerned he was getting arrested. the officer was insisting he get in the car so they could go to the station. The guy told them he wasn't going anywhere until his wife and daughter knew exactly where he was going. The officer blandly told him they would get his wife and daughter but he needed to go to the station to give an official statement. The guy was acting overly cautious for some reason. maybe he was overwhelmed by the media? or maybe he is just an odd guy. perhaps he was expecting a hero's welcome but the police treated him like a suspect. based on his actions in that short video I would have treated him like a suspect as well


                  that is all

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                    Originally posted by Reginald Carstairs View Post
                    He was taken in for a quick debriefing. All is OK with him. There were thousands of media there and more pouring in from all over the State. He would have been mobbed by them. His wife and kids where picked up and swept away from the area to meet up with him at the police station. When the Zoo gets wild it's like nothing you ever saw.
                    good to know


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                      #11
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                      talk radio was giving this guy the weird eye today as to how he went exactly to her and all....seeing that video didn't help get rid of the feeling that something was a little odd

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                        Thank god this one ended finding her alive. Too many go missing and are either not found or not found alive.

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                          Kind of inclined to agree that this is odd. Know I'm a bit late to the conversation, but the guy claimed God led him directly to her... Not to start some religious debate, but that should make anyone curious. I hope the cops look into the guy, just to be safe- doesn't pass the smell test.

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                            Originally posted by Thomasjfrsn View Post
                            Kind of inclined to agree that this is odd. Know I'm a bit late to the conversation, but the guy claimed God led him directly to her... Not to start some religious debate, but that should make anyone curious. I hope the cops look into the guy, just to be safe- doesn't pass the smell test.
                            They did and he's clean as a whistle, even the cops are saying it's a miracle.
                            The helicopter pilots couldn't spot them from the air talking to dispatch, after King threw toilet paper in the trees. Pretty thick vegetation I'd say.
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                              #15
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                              I stand corrected then, still doubt divine intervention- but if they thoroughly checked him, I'll respect their ability to do their job. Just cool as hell still that the girl lived that long in a swamp, bet her parents are happy they let her watch Survivorman now.

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