Good Samaritans save drowning baby after mother drives car into river

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GALVESTON, Texas — A Texas mother has been arrested after police say she was involved in a hit-and-run accident, then drove her car into a bayou with her child inside.

Galveston police say LaTonya Kirven was naked and under the influence when she drove her car into Offatts Bayou with her 6-month-old son inside.

Fishermen on a nearby pier risking their own safety to save the baby boy from drowning.

“The baby was floating. There is some indication she may have been trying to submerge him. That is still an active part of the investigation,” said Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto.

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