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Girl found after 4 days

 

January 14, 2010



The little girl's voice on the 911 call was faint yet cheerful, letting central Florida police know that after four days of searching and lots of prayer, they had found missing 11-year-old Nadia Bloom. "Hi. This is Nadia and I'm the girl that got lost," she said Tuesday from deep inside an alligator-infested swamp in Winter Springs. The fifth-grader, who has Asperger's syndrome, a type of autism-related disorder, was found by a man who attends the same church as her family, police said. James King said she was in a dry patch in the middle of the swamp. "Hey, I've got her," King said in the 911 call. "I've got Nadia." King said that the girl had bug bites yet "no major injuries, just exposure." King added: "The Lord told me where to find her." The dispatcher asked to speak with Nadia, and that's when she said hello. "She was very calm, she was very matter of fact. There was no panic," King said on ABC's "Good Morning America" today. The girl, who had last been seen Friday, was taken to a hospital in nearby Longwood, where she was evaluated and treated for dehydration and insect bites, said Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle. "If I never believed in miracles, I sure do now," Brunelle said. The medical director at South Seminole Hospital, Dr. Rakish Parekh, told reporters that Nadia was smiling and had some bruises and bites. She was getting intravenous fluids for dehydration. "She is doing remarkably well," he said.

 

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