Video shot on a cell phone by local resident Tom Mitchell in Myrtle Springs, Texas, and provided to ABC affiliate WFAA shows a group of people struggling against the current of water to open the vehicle's doors and rescue the people inside.
Then one of the rescuers rushes from the vehicle carrying an unresponsive infant.
Mitchell at that point puts down his to start CPR on the baby.
The video continues as Mitchell labors works to save the baby's life, with a woman heard praying for the child's life.
“Dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe," the woman says in the video. “Dear Jesus, please let this baby breathe."
WFAA-TV reported that the father, infant and toddler are now on the mend.
Mitchell told WFAA that the rescue of the family trapped in the video testified to the strength of his community.
“I think it shows how the community and strangers all come together," he said.