A baby rescued from a vehicle that overturned in Texas floodwaters was revived through the help of a group of people who called on the name of Jesus.
The harrowing video was filmed by Thomas Mitchell who later set the camera down and helped perform CPR.
The Ocheltree family, including Phillip Ocheltree, his wife Emily, and their two children, four-month-old Marshall and 18-month-old Addyson, were traveling to seek shelter from the East Texas flooding last Saturday when their vehicle was washed off the road and flipped over.
Phillip and Emily were able to get out of the vehicle and were frantically trying to rescue their children.
That was when a group of strangers came to their aid.
"We had our guardian angels with us,” said Emily. "We heard voices talking to us and they told us they were doing everything they could," said Phillip.
Mitchell captured the incredible rescue on video. The good Samaritans were able to get both children out of the vehicle and began to perform CPR on them.
Various people in the video can be heard invoking the name of Jesus to help the children, particularly four-month-old Marshall.
"In the name of Jesus, let him breathe, Lord. Give that baby breath, Lord!" prays one woman. "Dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe. Dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe," she continues.
God answered their prayers. Marshall has now been released from the hospital and Addyson, although still hospitalized, is reportedly in stable condition.
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Publication date: May 4, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.