Mom Says Son Saved His Sister From The Floodwaters

One Eastern Carolina mom is crediting her son with saving his one-year-old sister from the floodwaters last week.

Amelia Pledger of Washington County says she decided to load her kids in their van to escape the floodwaters in Roper. That's when she says the van started floating away. That's when she told her oldest kids to get out.

Pledger says she grabbed her one-year-old daughter, but she slipped out of her hands and into the water. That's when she says her eight-year-old son Jaquise went into the water to save her.

Jaquise says he learned to swim as a Cub Scout.


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