A pregnant woman dove out of the window of her minivan after driving into the ocean with her 3 children still inside.
The harrowing incident happened at Daytona Beach in Florida. The video, which was captured by a Canadian tourist, shows the black minivan bobbing in the rough sea as bystanders race to save the children.
A bystander can be seen rescuing 2 of the children as a lifeguard battles the waves to save a baby still inside.
A witness watched as the unidentified mother dove out of the window of the minivan while her 3 children screamed inside.
From CBS Tampa Bay:
“She was pretty deep, and the water was moving the van, and the kids were screaming,” Tim Tesseneer told CBS News. “He got the two kids out while she dove out the window, the driver’s window … just belly-flopped into the water.”
Tesseneer added that the children told them there was a baby in the van.
“The kids are screaming, ‘There’s a baby! There’s a baby!’ I get back to the van, and by this time a couple of lifeguards have made it down there to us, and come to find out there’s a baby still strapped in the seat, but we got her.”
Authorities are questioning the mother as to why she decided to drive a minivan full of kids into the ocean. Her children are currently in state custody.