Heroes Rescue Two Toddlers From Car Overturned By Floodwater

Heroes these days can be found in many forms. In fact, it's a bit of a loose term but every now and then the world throws up a true hero. One where the world can all just agree that we've found a real-life Batman.

The 'loose' hero term can be used to describe Danny from The Chase, who revealed exactly what he'd do with the money that he won. The public were loving his response when his reason for going Amsterdam was so beautifully disguised.

Then there's the next level up. New York resident Michael Orchard may have done himself no credit by taking LSD, but his actions whilst under its influence certainly deserved some - he rescued a dog from a fire after breaking into a neighbour's house to save it.

And then there are these men. The heroic motorists who smashed their way into an overturned car that was subject to on-rushing floodwater to rescue a baby and a toddler who were trapped inside.

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The car, driven by the children's dad, Phillip Ocheltree, came into trouble whilst trying to flee the family home during a tornado in Texas. The car aquaplaned and overturned, with floodwater cascading around it.

After people desperately tried to flip the car over again, and then break into instead, one of the rescuers managed to pull a baby free and carry it to safety.

The rescuers clearly put themselves in danger, amidst the waters, thunder and lightning, to attempt to save baby Marshal and two-year-old Addy. As you can see in the video, one of them slips and falls in the water whilst attempting to help.

Screams of "dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe" from emotional rescuers can be heard in the background.

The kids are now receiving treatment at the Children's Medical Centre in Dallas.

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Phillip wrote in a post on Facebook, accompanied with the picture of his child: "Life comes at you in the blink of an eye... the update as of this moment is Marshal is in excellent conditions and is full of life...[Addy] is stable and breathing more and more on her own."

In a later post, he wrote that Addy is continuing to improve although still under sedation. "All scans and tests say it looks promising," he added.

"We seriously cannot thank all of the friends, people family everyone that has been with us thank you all for your support and prayers then men upstairs is hearing them loud and clear."

At least 14 people died over the weekend after storms triggered tornadoes and floods. Missouri and Oklahoma have both received 'states of emergency' warnings as rescuers continue to assess the communities that have been affected.

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