Mother, Kids Rescued After Minivan Driven Into Ocean

Cameras were rolling when lifeguards raced to save the mother and her three children.
3:00 | 03/05/14

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For our winter concert series. That dramatic rescue caught on camera down at Daytona Beach. You see the mother drive her minivan into the ocean in Florida. Three children inside. ABC's linsey Davis has the story. Reporter: Take a look at this terrifying scene. Watch as lifeguards and bystanders race across the sand in Daytona Beach, Florida. Trying to get to this minivan driving straight into the pounding surf. What were they thinking about, man? Reporter: Trapped inside the sinking vehicle, a mother and her three children. Age 3, 9 and 10. It started to go down quick. She went straight into the water. Reporter: Look closely as the mother is nearly dragged under the car sucked in by the tide. This man carrying two of the children away. Struggling to get back to shore. Watching them carry the kids out of the van was very emotional. Reporter: The third child still inside with the unrelenting waves threatening to swallow the van as it continues to slide into the surf. Watch closely as another lifeguard jumps out of the back of the minivan carrying the child to safety. That same lifeguard ultimately would need to be rescued as the rough waves continued pulling that vehicle further and further into the ocean. Nearly missing the lifeguards as they struggled to avoid getting hit. Went in the car to rescue like the little girl and then he was stuck himself in the car so the other lifeguard took him back of the car. Reporter: This morning, authorities are still investigating just how that minivan got into the ocean. They say the mother was incoherent when they tried to speak to her. They did a really nice job. They did an excellent job. Reporter: Our affiliate in daytona says the mom is possibly pregnant. The family was taken to a local hospital. The children are with the Florida department of children and family services. Can you imagine just how horrifying that must have been. Those lifeguards did such an amazing job. And people looking on, as well. Thanks, linsey.

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