Beaumont mom dies saving her daughter during Harvey flooding

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

Beaumont Police said 41-year-old Colette Sulcer and her young daughter Jordyn were traveling southbound on the service road when the encountered high water.

She pulled her car into the Plaza 10 parking lot. The car got stuck and Colette left the car with Jordyn. At some point she was swept into the canal and ended up floating about a half a mile away from her vehicle.

Two Beaumont Police Officers and two Beaumont Fire Rescue divers in a boat, spotted Colette floating with Jordyn. Jordyn was holding on to her mom. The first responders got to Colette and Jordyn just before they went under a trestle.

Water was up to the trestle and first responders would not have been able to save Jordyn if they had floated under it. Officers pulled Jordyn and Colette on the boat and got them to the area of the 3700 block of Bayou.

Colette was unresponsive, but Jordyn was responsive. She was suffering from hypothermia. First responders took turns performing CPR until they could get Jordyn to an ambulance.

Water was still high, so a citizen helped by allowing first responders to load the mother and daughter in his truck and brought them all to a waiting ambulance at Laurel and 23rd St. Colette died, but Jordyn was in stable condition.

A GoFundMe was set up for the family. You can find it here.

© 2017 KBMT-TV


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