LINDEN, Tenn. -- A wife watched in agony Sunday as her husband attempted to save their daughter from floodwaters, only to lose both of them.
Sherry Qualls' husband, Bobby, tried to save the couple's daughter, Kylie, from chest-deep water in a rushing creek in their back yard.
Bobby Qualls had earlier managed to take his son to higher ground, but by the time he tried to rescue his daughter, the water had already risen substantially. Kylie was hugging a tree to keep from being swept away.
Sherry Qualls said it was the last time she saw both her husband and daughter alive.
"From his neck up, he was staring at me. He didn't say anything, just staring at me. She was screaming for her daddy to help her, and then by the time the rescue squad got her, I didn't see them anymore. I didn't see them float away," she said.
Bobby Qualls' body was found Monday a mile downstream. His daug
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