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Schoolboy wakes up from a three-week-long coma 'after smelling his favourite LYNX deodorant' that his mother brought into intensive care

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Friday, 31 May, 2019, 02:05
Schoolboy wakes up from a three-week-long coma 'after smelling his favourite LYNX deodorant' that his mother brought into intensive care

A schoolboy who had been in a three-week coma woke up after his mother brought his favourite Lynx deodorant into intensive care.

Kacper Krauze, 13, got into difficulty while paddling with friends in the River Eden, Cumbria, in February of this year.

Unable to swim, he ended up completely submerged in the freezing water for 25 minutes, according to witnesses.

His lifeless body was eventually pulled from the river by emergency services, when medics from the Great North Air Ambulance worked to restart his heart.

He was brought back to life on the way to hospital, but was fighting for his life in a coma after being starved of oxygen because of his ordeal.

It wasn't until his mother, Wioletta Krauze, brought the deodorant he used every day into the intensive care unit that Kacper woke up.

Mrs Krauze, 43, of Appleby, Cumbria, said: 'It was a miracle.

'We had tried everything to wake him up. A nurse had suggested I bring in some of his toiletries to wash him with.

'As soon as I spayed the Lynx he opened his eyes immediately. He must have remembered that was his favourite smell.