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CHILDREN RESCUED FROM AN UNDERWATER CAR

posted May 22, 2017, 7:24 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: DeVon Hayes


    A family that was attempting to escape the destruction caused by tornadoes on Saturday morning (April 29) found themselves in big trouble.

    According to Fox News, “A black SUV had hydroplaned off the roadway and landed on its roof in a drainage ditch. Two people were stuck in the front seat but able to breathe. Their two small children were trapped in the backseat underwater.”

    A man named Korry Prox was just driving along “Highway 64, just north of Interstate 20 near Canton, when he found himself in the middle of a life-and-death water rescue.”

    Recalling the incident, he said “I didn't know who was on the other side, I just knew I had to help.”

    A video taken on a cell phone shows the rescue, as it shows several people trying to help rescue the family from the submerged vehicle. Korry Prox, who is seen in a white t-shirt, can be seen jumping in the water to help the family.

    Prox “helped three men pry open the rear driver’s side door” in order to release pressure on the inside, allowing the others to open the other passenger door and rescue the children.

    Tom Mitchell, the man recording the video, began giving the children CPR.

    He recalled, “I just jumped in and started doing CPR on the baby. My phone went black when I was holding the baby, doing compressions and breathing.”

    A woman can be heard in the background praying, saying “In the name of Jesus, let him breathe. Lord, let him breathe. Give him breath.”

    The Terrell Fire Department showed up, taking over CPR on the little girl and giving her oxygen.

    Thanks to the effort of all of the good samaritans, everyone that was in trouble survived the incident.


Source: http://www.fox4news.com/news/251980865-story

Edited By: BT

Uploaded: 05/03/2017
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