REPORT: 3-year-old girl was found alive in her dead mother’s arms after the two were thrown hundreds of feet from their Venus home during a tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Debby.
Heather Town, 32, died Sunday when her Highlands County home was lifted off its foundation and she and her daughter, Anne Marie, were thrown 200 feet into nearby woods, according to multiple reports. The mother was found clutching the child, who survived.
“I am so proud of my daughter,” Elmer Town, Heather’s father, told WGRZ-TV. “I can picture her holding that little girl of hers. She died for her.” Town added that his granddaughter suffered a broken pelvis and broken ribs.
The two were covered in debris and barbed wire when found.
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