Bodies of 2 children found after floodwaters recede
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WITN) - Authorities have recovered the body of a 4-year-old boy who had been swept away in floodwaters in North Carolina.
The Raleigh News & Observer reported Thursday that the boy’s body was found about 30 yards from where the body of his 5-year-old sister was found on Wednesday.
The children were swept away late Monday after their mother’s car slid into fast-moving water in a creek near the Neuse River. The children’s mother, Vanessa Castro, survived.
The car left the road in Smithfield in Johnston County, which is southeast of Raleigh.
Authorities say crews have found the body of one child swept away by floodwaters earlier this week in North Carolina but a search is still underway for a second missing child.
Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell told TV station WRAL Alexa Castro’s body was found around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in a creek near the Neuse River.
Crews were still searching by water, land and air for a 4-year-old boy who went missing at the same time in Smithfield.
The children’s mother called 911 late Monday to report that her car had been swept into a creek. Rescuers were able to get her to safety.
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