Strangers Rescue Infant From Overturned Car In Flood
May 2nd, 2017
During tornados across the midwest over the weekend, a father and his children were rescued from their car as it flooded and overturned.
The video was first reported by ABC News local affiliate WFAA 8. It shows a pretty dramatic scene when a lot of good samaritans didn't hesitate to jump into a fast-moving river to help rescue an infant and a toddler from a car that flipped over into rushing water near Myrtle Springs, Texas.
In the beginning, a few men went down to the overturned car to help the people trapped inside. You can hear one of the men shout, “There’s a baby in here.” After that, you can see several people jumping in to help.
The pressure of the rushing, rising water was so strong that it took several people to pry open the doors in order to get to the kids inside.
The rescuers finally get the baby out of the car. The child had “No color at all and the eyes were not focused when I looked down at her,” Tom Mitchell, who recorded the video on his phone, told WFAA. The child was a “bluish-gray,” color and needed CPR.
Mitchell then continues to put his phone away to perform CPR on the child, but you can still hear the audio running.
Mitchell remembers thinking, “This baby is gonna die if we don’t start CPR fast”. He said he had “a negative feeling coming over me. ”
Thankfully, finally, the baby starts coughing and crying. A huge relief to everyone involved and certainly the family. Below is when the family got the chance to officially meet and thank the man who saved their children.