Three children and their pregnant mother were rescued from their partially submerged minivan as it was battered by the surf off the coast of Dayton Beach, Fla. on Tuesday afternoon.
Tim Tesseneer was the first to scramble through the rising waves and make it to the distressed minivan, according to WESH. Inside he found three children, aged 3, 9 and 10. One child was crying, saying that his mother was trying to kill them. Tesseneer and another man were able to quickly rescue two of the children, but the waves quickly began to overtake the vehicle and the rescuers as they struggled to pull the youngest child from the car. Fortunately, they were eventually able to pull the child out to safety.
The mother seemed confused at the scene. She is currently at a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. All of the children are safe and will be heading home with relatives.