South Carolina mom drives van filled with kids into ocean
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A group of people rescued a woman and three children after their minivan went into the ocean at Daytona Beach Tuesday.
According to WFTV, a woman from South Carolina drove her van into the water just before 5 p.m. Three children, ages 10, 9, and 3, were with her.
Lifeguards were able to get everyone from the vehicle before it became fully submerged.
In video taken by a tourist from Canada, the woman can be seen outside the van in the water as lifeguards try to pull her children out. Waves nearly pushed her under the van.
Later in the video, a lifeguard walks out of the surf with two children in his arms. As the van starts to go under the water, another lifeguard climbs out of the vehicle with the third child.
The woman and the three children were transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.
Investigators said the woman was incoherent when they tried to speak with her.
The incident is under investigation.