A shivering toddler was found alive in drainage canal, clinging to her mom who had drowned

A mother and her toddler daughter were trying to escape rising floodwaters when their truck stalled out in a parking lot in Beaumont Tuesday afternoon.

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The mother took her child out of the vehicle and they attempted to wade through the water, but were carried away into a drainage canal.

Sadly, authorities found the body of the woman Wednesday, but miraculously: The toddler was clinging to her mother, alive.

Showing signs of hypothermia, the child was treated in a local hospital where she is in stable condition.

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Authorities fear fatalities will surge once the waters recede.

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