A YEAR after he was nearly killed in a Russian bombing while covering the war in Ukraine, Benjamin Hall has said a miracle aided his survival and recovery.
The Fox News reporter returned to TV in January, telling viewers that he was feeling “more confident” than ever, even after overcoming several serious injuries.
Hall was severely injured in the attack that saw his colleagues Pierre Zakrzewski and Oleksandra Kuvshynova killed last March.
Three bombs went off that day, resulting in Hall losing his right left below the knee, the majority of his left foot, and his left thumb.
He told Fox and Friends that he can only see through one eye.
However, Hall said that he heard his daughter Honor’s voice while he was blacked out following the second bomb.
“Daddy, you’ve got to get out of the car,” the voice insisted.
Right before the third bomb hit and set him on fire, Hall listened to the voice and left the car.
“I’ve spoken to some people who have had near-death experiences and they often see their family,” Hall told The Associated Press.
“I think when you take everything else away, what is the main thing that means the most to us, the place we want to be? It’s back home with your family.”
He said that he believes the experience was a miracle and it was his daughter’s voice that ultimately saved him that day.
“I was saved that day. It’s the title of my book. I was in the middle seat of a small car — it’s the death seat — somehow I came out of it, and I’m still alive,” he said.
“Whether it was my daughter or whether it was an angel, I don’t have an answer for that.”
Hall’s memoir, Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home, was released on March 14.
“For me, this book is about being saved – it’s being saved by all these people. And it’s that understanding that can give you so much strength,” he told Variety.
“We all think about Pierre every day and I think that’s really important for all of us to do and I think of my family every day and I went through everything thanks to them. And you have got to remember those close things to you and keep fighting for them every day.”