Mother and child swept away in Kentucky flood, still missing

AP News
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 2:23 PM

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mother and child remain missing hours after their car was swept into a flooded creek in eastern Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy said the woman and child were stranded in their vehicle in high water around 9:30 a.m. Friday on a rural highway in Lee County.

Around 11:30 a.m., the car was swept away and rescue workers lost sight of them.

Buddy Rogers, spokesman for the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, said Lee County authorities requested a state police helicopter to help try to find them, but the weather was too bad for an aerial search.

The Lexington Fire Department sent a swift-water recovery team to assist with the search. They have not yet been found.