UNION COUNTY, N.C. – Rescue crews in North Carolina have recovered the body of a 1-year-old child after he was swept away in rushing waters Sunday night in Union County, WSOC reports.
Kaiden Lee-Welch, 1, was in the car with his mother when their vehicle encountered rushing water flowing across the road. The vehicle left the roadway.
Police said she managed to free herself and Kaiden, who was in a car seat, but lost her grip on him in the rushing water.
Numerous search crews and swift water rescue teams were working to find Kaiden, police said.
The mother was rescued and taken to a hospital.
At least 18 people have been confirmed dead from Florence.
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