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Mom thanks deputies for saving daughter's life

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Two months after a lifesaving rescue, a mom gave her thanks and praise to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.

Connie Jackson made a special delivery Monday to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department for rescuing her daughter in September.

It is a day Jackson said she will never forget. On Sept. 2, officers were dispatched to a car submerged off Greene County Road 514.

A small air pocket was all that was keeping 21-year-old Kayla Kent alive.

Deputies said when they arrived on scene they never expected to find a survivor.

“She said, 'Mom, I yelled help one last time and I was going to give up',” Jackson said. “She said 'I kept telling myself I'm going to die,' and then she finally heard them, and as soon as they opened the back hatch she just collapsed.”

Deputies heard the call for help and saved Jackson’s daughter.

To show her appreciation, Jackson had a cake made to say thank you.

“I could never praise them enough,” Jackson said. “They saved my life, too, because without my daughter I wouldn’t be here.”

The cake read “These men saved my life when they saved my daughter's.”

Along with a picture of the deputies, it also read “The heroes behind the badge.”

The deputies said it was just another day on the job, but they seemed to enjoy the sweet surprise.  

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