Beaumont, Texas – A loving mother sacrificed her own life in order to save her child’s life.
Colette Sulcer, 41, drowned while trying to save her 3-year-old daughter from rising flood waters, People reports.
Sulcer was swept away by strong currents while trying to carry her daughter Jordyn to safety. According to reports, Sulcer was driving when she suddenly became surrounded by flood waters. She pulled into a parking lot alongside Interstate 10 and her car became trapped. Sulcer escaped the car with her daughter, but strong currents pushed the family further into danger.
Sulcer was driving at about 3.30pm when she became overwhelmed by the flooding roadway. She had pulled into a parking lot along Interstate 10 (pictured above) when her car got stuck
Spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department, Officer Carol Riley, said rescuers spotted the toddler in the canal clinging to her mother.
“[Sulcer] absolutely saved the child’s life,” Riley stated.
“They were in the water for quite some time. The mother did the best she could to keep her child up over the water. The baby also had a backpack that was helping her float on her back and she was holding on to her mom,” she continued.
The child is currently in stable condition and will be released into the care of her family.
In the wake of the tragedy, a whopping $133,000 has been raised on GoFundMe to support the surviving 3-year-old child.
Sulcer ‘absolutely saved the child’s life’.
Rescuers found the little girl shivering and clinging to her mother’s lifeless body in a canal
The little girl was found by rescuers suffering from hypothermia. Her mother was already dead when they were found