Mother and toddler dead after being pulled from submerged car

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by WFAA

WFAA

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:31 AM

FORT WORTH -- A mother and her 22-month-old baby were killed after they were trapped in a vehicle that crashed into a pond near 6100 East Loop 820 and Collett Little Road in Fort Worth.

The woman and her baby could not be rescued by two bystanders who jumped in the water, nor by responding officers. The dive team was called in to pull the mother and child from the vehicle.

CPR was performed on the baby and mother at the scene. The two were then taken to local hospitals, where they were later pronounced dead. It is believed the woman and child were under water for more than a half-hour.

The car went through a fence into the pond after an accident. Forest Hill police dispatch was reportedly talking to the woman in the car just before it went into the water.

The crash is under investigation. The names of the victims have not been released.

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