How Texas police rescued a toddler clinging to her mother’s body in Harvey’s floodwaters

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Thousands of Texans are still in need of rescue in the wake of Harvey’s floods, but one story stood out when it surfaced on Tuesday. A young girl was rescued by police in Beaumont, Texas, after being found holding on to her mother’s floating body.

The Beaumont Police spokesperson, Officer Haley Morrow, recounted the story of the rescue for PBS NewsHour’s Miles O’Brien, and discussed how the flood tragedy is affecting first responders on a personal level.

For more on Harvey’s devastation and how you can help people who have been affected by the storm, read our guide.

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