A Texas mother’s dying efforts saved life of her 3 years old daughter who was found clinging to her drowned body, according to police. Colette Sulcer got stuck Tuesday while driving through Harvey floodwaters that have engulfed Beaumont and got out of car with her little girl to head to safety. Unfortunately, she was swept away. The 41 years old mother died, though police told that her actions likely helped keep her daughter Jordyn alive. Officers found her shivering child holding onto Sulcer’s body in a flooded canal and Officer Haley Morrow said reporters Wednesday that her efforts to swim with girl on her back likely saved her. “When they found her she was still up out of the water” officer said. Jordyn is now stable after being treated for hypothermia, according to police, who said that she should soon be released to other family soon. “Mama was saying her prayers” she told one relative. Sulcer, a surgical technologist at a local hospital, was one of dozens who have lost their lives in Harvey, which has forced thousands from their homes after hitting Gulf Coast as a Category 4 hurricane. System continued to soak areas of eastern Texas and Louisiana on Wednesday, though waters in some areas had begun to recede and the storm was expected to weaken to a tropical depression.

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