'A walking miracle:' NC 2-year-old recovers after being pinned under pine tree that fell through home, mom says

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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The girl's mother said emergency crews were able to lift the tree off of the girl with a crane.

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A North Carolina woman is grateful after her daughter survived being pinned under a tree last week.

Caitlin Bowman told WGHP that she heard a loud noise outside her Surry County home. A massive pine tree had split and landed onto the house.

Bowman said the tree fell onto her daughter's bed, where 2-year-old Bailee was sleeping.

"When we opened the bedroom door and we seen her head, the tree was like from her neck and covered her whole body," Bowman said.

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Bowman said her daughter stopped breathing at one point.

"She couldn't catch her breath, she was just screaming and scared to death," Bowman said. "I thought I had lost her forever."

Surry County emergency workers revived the girl, then used a crane with straps to lift the tree off of her.

Three days later, Bowman said her daughter is recovering.

"She's a walking miracle," Bowman said. "God is real. God is what saved her."

The family said they are staying with relatives while they look for a new home.