Mother Sacrifices Her Own Life To Rescue Her Baby In Hurricane Harvey

By Theodore Shoebat

A mother died rescuing her baby in the midst of the horrific hurricane Harvey which has taken the lives of thirty or so people already. As we read in one report:

A Texas mom died Tuesday while saving her infant daughter during Hurricane Harvey flooding in Beaumont, Texas, according to authorities.

Beaumont Police said the woman, who was not identified, was spotted by authorities floating in a canal with the small child in Beaumont, which is almost two hours from Houston.

“The child was holding on to her mother,” the statement said. “The first responders got to the mother and child just before they went under a trestle.”

According to authorities, the woman and her infant daughter were driving on a service road when they got stuck in high water. The mother pulled the car over and exited the vehicle with her child. Authorities said she was swept into the canal and floated about a half mile from her vehicle.

Two Beaumont Police and fire rescue divers in a boat spotted her and were able to grab the mother and child before they went under the trestle.

The mother was unresponsive, and the child appeared to be suffering from hypothermia, according to the statement. A bystander helped rescue officials load the mother and daughter into his truck, and they were transported to an ambulance.

The 41-year-old mother “absolutely saved the child’s life,” Officer Carol Riley, a spokeswoman for the Beaumont Police Department, told People.

“They were in the water for quite some time,” Riley says. “When the baby was found the baby was clinging to her. 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,” Riley told People.

The mother later died, but the child is in stable condition, according to the Beaumont Police statement.


  • God rest the soul of the mother.

  • Laurie

    Somehow this toddler managed to hold onto her mother as they were being swept away by the flood waters to the canal, and again while they were being swept away down the canal. The child is alive because the hand of God was on her. May her courageous Mother Rest In Peace.

  • Kamau41

    May the soul of the mother of the child Rest In Peace.

  • ace

    May this child now be under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary and may the heroic efforts of the mother be united with the sufferings of Christ towards her own salvation and that of the child she leaves behind…

    We, of course, pray for those in our own country undergoing the challenges of the effects of Harvey, but let us also remember those affected by floods in South Asia who are undergoing and reeling from the effects of the worst flooding some have seen in decades with around 24 million people affected. ” More than 700 people are believed to have been killed in massive floods and landslides that have rocked Bangladesh, India and Nepal this month… Reaz Ahmed, the director-general of Bangladesh’s Department of Disaster Management, told CNN that 118 people have died so far and more than 45,000 homes have been destroyed in his country….In neighboring India, nearly 400 people have been killed… in Nepal, at least 143 people have been killed, with another 30 missing and 43 injured from floods and landslides since August 11… Nearly 80,000 houses have been damaged… “

  • jimmy

    I read about this story the other day and it tore at my heart that the little infant was shivering clinging to her mom that saved her life, may god bless that babies life and rest the soul of that mom that sacrificed her life to save her infants and reminded us what real love is all about.

    also, I received terrible news yesterday my first cousin who was like a older brother to me was found dead, we think he died of a heart attack but nothing has been confirmed yet. so if you guys could keep me and my family in your prayers during this deeply sad an difficult time I would greatly appreciate it.

    • James Allen

      god bless you Jimmy

      • jimmy

        Thanks James may God bless you too

  • jimmy

    I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your two children gungadin it is a terrible pain that you never get over, there’s a reason for our sufferings we just don’t always know what we’re suffering for but I pray god continues to bless you and give you strength to get through life’s trials and one day for your two little Angel’s to greet you as you enter heaven.

    And thanks a lot for your prayers for me and my family we’ve been hit hard and need all the help from above we can get.

  • James Allen

    God bless her soul and her child. pray for the child everyone