Our intent was to publish this article as a single case report of a child who survived prolonged submersion in freshwater in Florida. It is well known, and has been known for at least the past 3 decades, that survival after prolonged submersion in cold water is possible, but those previous articles reported on cases from the northern-most reaches of the United States, from Canada, and from Scandinavia. As a result, several clinicians in our part of the country do not believe that hypothermia, to a degree sufficient to permit normal survival after prolonged submersion, is possible; therefore, many are reluctant to aggressively treat such victims. Indeed, when this victim first arrived in our emergency department, some of our colleagues were concerned that, at best, we would end up with a severely brain-damaged child if we continued aggressive resuscitative measures. Obviously, that was not true.