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The first pictures have emerged of the 12-year-old boy who nearly drowned after spending eight minutes trapped underwater in a South Carolina resort pool.
Alyssa Pappas said it is a miracle that her son Evan is still alive after his leg became caught in the lazy river's suction line. 
Evan was in a medically-induced coma for three days and had to spend eight days on a ventilator. But he is now back home in Michigan and has returned to school.
There were a total of three days roughly when we didn't even know if he was going to open his eyes or what would happen once they did stop the medicine to wake him up,' she told the TODAY show. 'It's just a miracle I think.' Pappas said Evans still struggles with shortness of breath and is often tired. They are worried he may have suffered long-term brain damage. 'It's been very traumatic for our family,' she added. It's kind of a waiting game to see how he heals and how quickly it happens.' A surveillance video captured the terrifying moment rescuers battled to save Evan at the Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach on March 19.
Evan and a friend were playing in the pool when they pried off a safety grate that was covering a powerful suction pipe. 
A piece of Evan's goggle had broken and fallen under the grate and the boys were hoping to retrieve it, Pappas said.
'They didn't have a tool. They just moved the grate and a powerful filtration system sucked Evan underwater,' the family's attorney, Mike Morse, told WDIV-TV.
That's when Evan's leg became stuck. His friend first tried to help him before frantically screaming to the nearby adults. 
A number of adults jumped into the pool as they attempted to pull Evan out – with one family friend performing underwater mouth-to-mouth to keep him breathing. 
Morse said that Evan's knee became stuck between the suction and a metal bar. 'It took four people to bend this bar and get him free,' he added. 
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A surveillance video captured the terrifying moment rescuers battled to save a 12-year-old boy who was trapped underwater for more than nine minutes after his leg was caught in a lazy river's suction line.
Incredibly, the boy survived his ordeal – thanks to a man who kept him alive by performing underwater mouth-to-mouth until emergency services arrived, ABC15 reports.
The security footage shows two boys playing in the pool at the Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 19. 
They pried the safety grate and the 12-year-old is seen repeatedly diving into the hole to explore the suction pipe – but then his leg becomes stuck.
His friend tries in vain to free the boy – but then calls out to nearby adults for help.
A number of adults are seen jumping into the pool to attempt to pull the boy out – with one man performing underwater mouth-to-mouth.
Officers from North Myrtle Beach police department were called to the scene at around 9.30pm and pulled the boy from the pool before beginning CPR.
He was taken to hospital after emergency services arrived at the scene.
Police said the boy is alive, but didn't reveal any further details about his condition.
The boy – who has not been identified – was described as four feet tall and weighing about 80 pounds in a police report on the incident.
It said officers were called to a possible drowning and upon arrival, found the boy 'stuck underwater in what is believed to be the intake pump to the lazy river.'
Another police report said the boy's leg was sucked into the six-inch suction line after a 3ft by 3ft grate covering it was removed, according to WMBF.
The Avista Resort describes itself as one of North Myrtle Beach's leading oceanfront hotels – and boasts indoor and outdoor pools as well as the lazy river.
DailyMail.com has contacted the resort for comment.

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