A Texas couple fleeing the flooding from Hurricane Harvey was found in a tree screaming for help. Even though rescuers found them, they still faced an unimaginable loss.
According to WLWT, the couple climbed into a pickup truck to travel to Louisiana to escape the rising floodwaters, but it was too late. The water trapped them inside of the truck, forcing them to make an exit with their 6-month-old daughter.
The pair made it safely into a tree. Firefighters discovered them clinging to it to stay above the raging flood.
Sadly, the baby girl didn’t survive.
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Jimmy Williams of the New Waverly Fire Department explained the tragic moment:
“The current was so fast, it ripped the baby out of their arms. So the baby was lost.”
Firefighters worked for three hours to rescue the parents from the tree.
Williams described the devastation and loss of life that Hurricane Harvey has left behind:
“It’s the worst. It’s as bad as you can imagine.”
Authorities are continuing to search for the baby.
The New York Post reports that the 6-month-old girl is the youngest victim to date to be taken by horrific flooding.