Cassandra Kendrick Death – Obituary : Navy veteran Dies Rescuing Children from Guadalupe River
22-year-old Seguin woman identified as Cassandra Kendrick has died while trying to save children from drowning in Guadalupe River. She had served in U.S. Navy before her death.
Cassandra was trying saving two children from drowning when she was swept away. The search and rescues crews searched the river Sunday night, and her body was later found just before 9 p.m.
Cassandra and the father of the two children, 30-year-old Victor Villanueva died in the river. The children were saved from being swept off by the treacherous river current but unfortunately, the father of the children the U.S. Naval officer, Cassandra both lost their lives.
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Cassandra, on seeing what was going on and the struggles of the kids father to saved his children jumped into action without hesitation.
Recovery operations resumed Monday morning as family of Villanueva spent hours in the heat waiting for closure.
Crews found Villanueva’s body about a mile downstream around 3 p.m.
Now two families are mourning the death of two heroes while keeping united through faith.
“I know that was God’s plan for them, but they are heroes and will forever be heroes,” said Rikky Logan, Kendrick’s aunt, who aided in taking in Villanueva’s two sons.
Kendrick’s family said she always wanted kids one day.