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A Texas woman carrying a small child was killed in Harvey-related flooding


A Texas woman died Tuesday afternoon trying to save herself and her young child from rising floodwaters.

Beaumont police officers told Circa's affiliate KFDM the woman had been traveling south on a service road when she hit high water. She pulled her vehicle into a parking lot, where it was disabled by the flooding.

The woman and her young daughter were then swept away and officers spotted them floating about a half-mile from the vehicle shortly after 3:37 p.m.

Two Beaumont police officers and two fire-rescue divers were able to pull the mother and daughter into a boat just before they went under a trestle. The mother died despite first responders' attempts to revive her.

The child survived, but appeared to be suffering from hypothermia. She was last known to be in stable condition.

Authorities have not released the name of the victim.

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