23-month-old Kennedy Brossard was on her family’s boat with her mum, dad and sister, when it crashed into a wire holding a telephone pole up and overturned.
Shockingly, the entire family was thrown into the water in Cocoa, Florida at around 11pm on Friday.
Talking to Click Orlando about her horrifying ordeal, Tammy explained how little Kennedy was in the water in the dark for a full 45 minutes before she was rescued.
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“I had Charlotte in my hands still and the boat had flipped and I climbed on top of the boat. I jumped in the water and we tried to search [for Kennedy]. We couldn’t tell where the crying was coming from,” she said.
“We kept searching and searching.”
Tammy was able to phone for help, and when police arrived they managed to pull Mum and Dad and Charlotte out straight away but struggled to locate Kennedy, who was stuck under the boat.
Rescuers braved the waters, and thankfully, the 23-month-old was found uninjured, although a little shaken.
“Officer Rush and Worthy pulled the child out from under the boat and got her to paramedics for treatment,” a spokesman for the Cocoa Police Department said.
“Usually, instances like this don’t turn out like that. Usually, instances like this don’t turn out like that.”
Talking about how it could have turned out so much different, the spokesperson added: “A boating accident that severe, with that much damage, could’ve been a lot worse.”
“The air pocket in the boat and the life jacket saved her life.”