“Right where they were it was calm,” she said. “In a blink of an eye it changed. The current was just too strong.”
Their father, Jason Calhoun, tried desperately to save his daughters, but he doesn’t swim very well and struggled in the water and almost drowned himself, she said
“She died a hero saving her baby sister,” Jeanette Calhoun said. “She took Kendall up and lifted her up above her head.”
Alyssa, who the family nicknamed "Ally Rat," was a freshman at Newnan High School and she would have turned 15 this August. Her grandmother said the family needs help paying for Alyssa's funeral and has set up a gofundme account to help cover costs.