'Dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe'

Friday, 05 May, 2017

At least four tornadoes touched down in northeast Texas on Saturday, leaving widespread damage in Van Zandt and Henderson counties, a rural area about 60 miles east of Dallas.

According to WFAA-TV, a man found the overturned truck after tornadoes had struck near Canton, Texas.

The rest of the men tried to help him as he rushed the unresponsive infant to safety.

In the footage a group of men are seen wading out in the rushing water as they frantically attempt to pry the doors open.

"I can not keep up with everyone trying to contact about Addybug but I just want everyone to know she is definitely on the road to recovery", Addyson's father, Phillip, wrote on Facebook.

What they didn't know was outside the truck a group of strangers had gathered and were working to get the windows open and save the people inside.

A Texas father has updated the status of his baby boy and his toddler-aged daughter after a dramatic video of their rescue surfaced online. Rescuers in the background can be heard saying the child still struggled to breathe.

At one point, Mitchell put the phone in his pocket to help give the baby CPR, but he kept the recording going and we can hear what happened. "Having a negative feeling coming over me. No reaction, nothing is happening".

Eventually, they were able to rescue one of the babies, who was then limp. Addy.is a fighter for lack of better words.

He later wrote Addy was still under sedation but doctors hoped to remove the breathing tube this week to see if she could breathe on her own. Everyone please, please keep my little bug your prayers.

We want to warn you, some of this video is hard to watch.

"I just told them to get my babies, I'll find a way out", Emily said.

"Don't stop", a man says through sobs, as the woman nearby continues to pray aloud.

A YouCaring page has been set up to help raise money for his girls, Addyson and Marshall.

After the children have been removed from the flooding SUV, the scene goes dark as Mitchell sets filming aside to perform CPR on the lifeless baby boy.

Phillip and Emily Ocheltree are thankful to still have their lives, and their family.

When asked why he made a decision to share the video, Mitchell said it showed how community and strangers all come together. With lightning flashing and tornado sirens wailing, more and more people started pulling up to the truck.