Kids Screamed as Mom Drove Van into Ocean, Rescuers Say | Nightline | ABC News
A pregnant mother of 3 drives directly into the Atlantic ocean as one child dangles of of the window yelling “help us.” Bystanders who rushed to save three kids from the sinking minivan detail the harrowing moments.
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A man who helped pull three children from a sinking minivan said he tried to stop the mother from driving the vehicle in the into rough surf on a Florida beach, but she suddenly veered away and plowed into the water.
Stacy Robinson, a sophomore at Seminole State College in Sanford, Fla., said he and his girlfriend were sitting in their car at the beach in Daytona Beach, Fla., when they saw a woman, who police have identified as Ebony Wilkerson, 32, from Cross, S.C., driving a minivan partly in the rough surf.
“[My girlfriend] said what I thought was a joke and [I] was like, ‘No, this is real’, because after that her son came out the window, probably about waist high, screaming for help,” Robinson said.
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