Child survives 15 minutes under water

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Charles Ostrander's head hung back lifelessly as he was carried out of the Pacific Ocean, 15 minutes or more after a riptide sucked in the 12-year-old.

Today, he's alive. How? It could be the ocean itself. At 56 degrees, the water was cold enough that it may have bought rescuers a little time.

The boy, who goes by his nickname, Dale, has spoken a few words since his ordeal and was moved out of intensive care.

Click here for the full report with dramatic on-scene photos.

Click here for a profile of the 12-year-old girl who helped save his life.