There are so many miracles coming out of the Harvey floods. It’s been amazing to see the spirit of Americans during such a horrible tragedy. Here’s one more that’s so bittersweet…
This story is so heartbreaking but Collette Sulcer saved her daughter’s life in the end. The three-year-old was found holding on to her dead mother in the Harvey flood after they were swept away trying to escape. The little girl confirmed to a family member that her mother was praying during the horrible tragedy that took the mother’s life…The harrowing story of their attempt to escape the flood is below:
Daily Mail reported:
The three-year-old girl found clinging to her dead mother in freezing floodwaters later told family members that her mother had been saying her prayers. It’s a miracle she was saved:
The miracle in all this is that the rescue crew came right before the mother and daughter would have gone under a trestle. The rescuers wouldn’t have been able to save them because the water was already up to the trestle.
‘MAMA WAS SAYING HER PRAYERS’
Collette Sulcer, 41, died on Tuesday after she got swept away by strong currents in Beaumont, Texas while trying to carry her daughter Jordyn to safety.
The little girl was found wearing her pink backpack and suffering hypothermia when rescuers pulled her and her mother’s body from the water.
‘Mama was saying her prayers,’ Jordyn, who was recovering in hospital on Wednesday, told a relative, according to the New York Times.
‘Jordyn told me they were in the yucky water for quite a while,’ the relative added.
‘It’s a tragedy that her mama died, but it’s a miracle that Jordyn survived.’
Sulcer had been trying to flee the floods in her car at about 3.30pm on Tuesday when she became overwhelmed by the flooding roadway.
She had pulled into a parking lot along Interstate 10 when her car got stuck.
A witness told authorities she saw Sulcer take her daughter out of the car and try to walk to safety when the current from a flooded canal next to the parking lot swept them away.
They were found floating about half a mile from her car.
Police say the mother fought desperately to keep her child’s head out of the water.
Officer Carol Riley, a spokeswoman for the Beaumont Police Department, said the mother was found by rescuers floating in the canal with her daughter still clinging to her.
She said Sulcer ‘absolutely saved the child’s life’.
Read more: Daily Mail