A mother has spoken about the moment she rescued her three-year-old daughter from their submerged car after it flipped onto its roof and plunged into a creek.
Erica Morris, 25, lost control of her car on a dirt road through Woolooga, near Gympie, north of Brisbane, while driving her two young daughters and a friend to a birthday party.
“We flipped and we landed on our roof, straight onto the water,” she told 7 News.
Three-year-old Syndal was trapped inside the rapidly-filling the car for three minutes before her mother could pull her free.
‘She was blue, she wasn’t breathing, she was completely lifeless,’ Ms Morris said.
‘I had it in my head as I was walking to shore that I’ve just lost my little girl.’
The mother said she threw her over her shoulder and started hitting her back because she did not know the proper CPR technique.
‘We were half way to the shore when she whimpered and I swear to god it was the most amazing sound I ever heard,’ she said.
One very lucky little girl!
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