According to The New York Times, the toll for flood-related death toll of Texas has risen to at least 30 in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Tragically, an unidentified 41 -year-old mother has been added to that list.
Spokesperson for Beaumont Police Department, Officer Carol Riley, tells PEOPLE that the status of women was driving on a service road with her 3-year-old daughter when she got stranded in high submerge waters.
Desperate to save her child, the mother pulled her vehicle over and escaped with the toddler, but they were quickly picked up by the hastening liquids that cleaned them into a canal over a half mile from the car.
Two fire rescue divers and policeman spotted the mother-daughter duo in distress and “ve managed” draw them from the liquid just before they were broom under the trestle, at which point they would have been irretrievable.
The mom was sadly unresponsive and was declared dead shortly after getting to the ambulance. Though her child suffered from a severe subject of hypothermia, she is now in stable condition.
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“They were in the liquid for fairly some time, ” responded Riley. “When the child was find the baby was clinging to her. The mom did best available she could to keep her child up over the water.”
“The baby likewise had a backpack that was helping her float on her back and she was harbouring on to her momma, ” she added.
The image of that little girl grasping to her lifeless mom will eternally be etched in the minds of the Beaumont police–but in the wake of sad loss, they find hope in the rescue of her sugared little one.
According to Riley, there is no question that this gallant mama’s final act “absolutely saved the child’s life.”
Praise the God of miracles who makes His mighty mitt known in times of distress, assuring us that in this, He is sovereign still.
Please join us in praying for this woman’s clas, that they may find treaty and comfort during this unimaginable time.