Apparently Maddie, now eight years old, was driving an ATV on Jamie Lynn Spears’ property. But when she tried to avoid a drainage ditch, she veered out of the way and accidentally went into a pond.
The police report described the terrifying incident. “The ATV and child were instantly submerged right before their eyes,” the report says, referring to Spears and her husband, Jamie Watson.
In addition, the report continued, “Within seconds the child’s mother, stepfather and other family members reached the pond, dove in and attempted to rescue the child to no avail. The child was trapped and secured by the seatbelt and the ATV’s safety netting.”
Luckily help was soon on the way. “Within two minutes, Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and assisted in freeing the child from the cold waters.”
Maddie Regains Consciousness
Maddie remained unconscious in the hospital from Sunday to mid-Tuesday. However, reports now say she has woken up.
Hospital staff stated, “With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness. Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking. Maddie continues to receive oxygen and is being monitored closely, but it appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident.”
Thank goodness! Soon, Jamie Watson posted a heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped out on Instagram:
Maddie is Spears’ daughter with Casey Aldridge. She was born in 2008, and at the time Spears and Aldridge were engaged. Spears, now 25, married her current husband Jamie Watson in 2014.