'Miracle' amid tragedy: 1-year-old boy found alive alongside highway after older brother found dead in Beryl's wake

‘Miracle’ amid tragedy: 1-year-old boy found alive alongside highway after older brother found dead in Beryl’s wake


A grandmother in Louisiana is both celebrating and mourning after her 1-year-old grandson was found alive hours after the lifeless body of his 4-year-old brother was pulled from a lake.

A tragic storm

Hurricane Beryl hit landfall early Monday morning, unleashing heavy rain and knocking out electricity for some three million Texans. It also caused similar disturbances in Vinton, Louisiana, a city of some 3,400 residents just east of the Texas border.

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On Monday afternoon, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a body floating in a lake just behind the Vinton Welcome Center. The agency then released a brief description of the deceased on Facebook, calling him only “an African American child.”

Soon afterward, Conswella Jack of Lake Charles, Louisiana, came forward, fearing that the body

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