Sheriff: Body of 1 child lost in flood found; boy missing

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Search crews found the body of one child swept away by floodwaters earlier this week in North Carolina but a search was still underway Wednesday for a second missing child, according to authorities.

Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell told reporters 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, the station reported.

She was rescued but her children went missing. Smithfield Fire Chief John Blanton has said rescue boats overturned during the efforts and crews also had to be saved.

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