Dad Phillip Ocheltree had fled his family home with his two children to escape the tornado, but his car aqua-planed and landed in a ditch as the floodwater rose
Heroic motorists smashed their way into an overturned car that was filling with floodwater to rescue a baby and a toddler who were moments from death.
In heart-wrenching scenes, passersby can be seen breaking into the overturned truck with a sledgehammer in a desperate bid to save the two young passengers as flood waters cascade around the vehicle.
After several people desperately try and open the doors, one of the rescuers manages to pull a baby free and is seen carrying the child to safety.
Screams of “dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe” from emotional rescuers can be heard in the background.
llip Ocheltree was racing to get his family to safety in Texas as a tornado headed towards their family home over the weekend.
But his Chevrolet pick-up aqua-planed and ended up on its roof in rising floodwaters.
Passing motorists who saw the accident rushed to help, putting themselves at risk by wading into the fast-flowing water to rescue the children – baby Marshal and two-year-old Addy.
The video footage shows the heroic rescuers battle to stay upright in the floodwater as they heave the children from the car.
Lightning can be seen flashing overhead.
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