Such sad news being reported about the Texas floods. Our thoughts are with all the people involved.

Reports today that a three-year-old girl was found clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a canal in southeast Texas, she was likely saved by her mum’s effort to carry her child to safety from  floods, police said.

Police in the city of Beaumont yesterday identified the mother as 41-year-old Colette Sulcer and said her daughter was being treated for hypothermia but doing well, reports AP.

When rescuers found the mother and daughter, the girl was on her mother’s back, holding on, said police officer Haley Morrow.

“I envision what I would do if that was me in that situation and that’s what I would do: I would put my child on my back and try to swim to safety or whatever,” Morrow said.

Morrow said the woman’s actions probably saved her little girl’s life. “When they found her she was still up out of the water,” Morrow said.

At least 25 people have been killed by Hurricane Harvey since Friday, when it made landfall in Texas as a Category Four hurricane.

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  • This is just horrific but what a wonderful mother for saving her daughter.


  • oh my goodness this is a heartbreaking story to read, I can’t even begin to imagine their fear and struggle. I do hope that the little girls recovers and has family around to support her and love her through this. What a brave mum she had :(


  • such a devastating story so sad


  • Such an extremely sad story! My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this terrible situation!


  • oh wow, this is just really sad to think about but at the end of the day, the mother did manage to save her daughter’s life. That is so brave of her. I hope that the child will be ok somehow


  • Glad this child was saved, but growing up without her mum is so sad indeed. My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones.


  • oh no how sad


  • this is the saddest story :(


  • Such a tragedy that so many lives have been lost. One such miracle must lift the spirits of the rescue crews


  • Really sad. His mum saved his life. What a disaster in Texas. :-(


  • How sad. I hope she values her mother’s actions.


  • This is heartbreaking. I feel so sorry for all those who have been affected by the cyclone and flood waters. A horrible thing to go through.


  • Glad the young girl was found alive but heart breaking to read.


  • What a brave mum. Such a sad ending.


  • Hope the child recovers well and the people get the help they need this time.


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