Texas mother dies saving 3-year-old daughter from Harvey floodwater

A toddler clung to her mother in Harvey floodwaters. Only one of them survived.

Police said Sulcer, who was a nurse, and her daughter, had escaped from their flooded auto, but were swept into a canal.

A Texas mother drowned while trying to save her 3-year-old daughter after being swept away by floodwaters during Hurricane Harvey. She drove into the Plaza 10 parking lot, only for her vehicle to get stuck. The rescue was harrowing as a fire-rescue boat caught up with the mom and daughter about a half-mile downstream just as they were about to disappear under a bridge.

In a region where it is hard to find a person without a harrowing story to tell, the story of Jordyn, the three-year-old who saw her mother die, moved all who heard it.

The first responders got to Sulcer and her daughter just before they went under a trestle.

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"The baby is good", Morrow responded, "she's in stable condition". The child was alive and suffering from hypothermia.

The emergency responders began performing CPR on the daughter until a neighbour used his pick-up truck to transport them to a nearby ambulance, Mr Pennison added.

A spokeswoman for the Beaumont Police Department, Officer Carol Riley, told People Magazine the mother's actions had "absolutely saved the child's life". "When the baby was found, the baby was clinging to her".

Authorities said they are not releasing the mother and childs names until family members and friends are notified.

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"Rescue divers in a Zodiac boat, spotted the mother floating with the small child".

"Mama was saying her prayers", the 3-year-old told a relative as she was recovering in a Beaumont hospital, according to The New York Times.

It reads: "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you".

Sulcer, a surgical technologist at a local hospital, was one of dozens who have lost their lives in Harvey, which has forced thousands from their homes after hitting the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 hurricane.

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