Recovery Efforts To Resume After Pregnant Woman, 8-Year-Old Son Swept Away By Flood Waters


GET AROUND THIS. JIM, JANELLE, OVER TO YOU. THANK YOU, PAT. THEY WILL IS JUST HEART BREAKING, A PREGNANT MOTHER AND HER YOUNG SON SWEPT AWAY IN FLOOD WATERS. HEARTS JUST GO OUT TO THEIR FAMILIES. RECOVERY EFFORTS ARE SOCIETY RESUME THIS MORNING IN BERKS COUNTY, “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER TRANG DO LIVE IN DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP TO BRING US TO UP DATE WITH THE DETAILS, TRANG, GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING, JANELLE, JIM. JUST UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY THAT OCCURRED HERE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. YOU CAN SEE, WE ARE ABOUT A MILE DOWN FROM WHERE THIS CAR WAS SWEPT AWAY BY THE FLOOD WATERS, THE ROAD REMAINS BLOCKED OFF, AS WE MENTIONED, CREWS ARE GOING TO ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THAT CAR, ONCE AGAIN THERE IS MORNING. WE THIS IS THE MANTOWN I CREEK , WHERE THE CAR WAS SWEPT AWAY, AND MEME LIVE IN THIS AREA TELL ME THAT THIS WATER WAS SO HIGH, YOU CAN SEE, IT HAS ROW SEEDED QUITE A BIT HERE, BUT IT WAS OVER THE BRIDGE, AND ON TO THE ROADWAY, THAT IS HOW HIGH THIS WATER WAS WHEN THIS HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE INCIDENT OCCURRED. NOW, WE ARE TOLD THE MOTHER WAS ACTUALLY ON THE PHONE WITH 911 AS RESCUE REMEMBERS TRYING TO RETCH HER, AND HER SON, BUT THE CALL DROPPED AND SADLY NOT ABLE TO GET TO THEM IN TIME. BUT SHEAR VIDEO FROM RESCUE EFFORTS LAST NIGHT. THE PREGNANT WOMAN AND HER EIGHT YEAR OLD SON WERE WASHED AWAY, IN THE MANTAWNY CREEK DOUG LAN US TO SHIP YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. POLICE AND MARINE UNIT BEGAN SEARCHING THE CREEK AND WERE ABLE TO LOCATE THE WOMAN’S MAZDA THREE WITH HER BODY AND THE BODY OF HER SON INSIDE. NOW DESPITE SPENDING HOURS HERE, CREWS WERE NOT ABLE TO PULL THE CAR OUT OF THE CREEK BUNS AGAIN DUE TO THE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. A WITNESS TELLS EYE — ” EYEWITNESS NEWS” FLOOD WATERS OVER TOOK THE AREA VERY QUICKLY. HOW HIGH WAS THE WATER? IT WAS UP TO THE ROAD. AND THIS COVERED HERE. CAME UP PRETTY FAST. AND I HEARD THERE WAS A WOMAN THAT WAS TUCK IN THE CAR WITH A BABY. THAT’S WHAT I HEARD. Reporter: AND AGAIN, TAKING A LIVE LOOK HERE, THIS IS THE MANTAWNY CREEK WHERE THIS HORRIBLE INCIDENT OCCURRED DOWN CREEK, QUITE A WAYS, ONCE AGAIN, THE THESE CREWS WILL BE OUT HERE THIS MORNING TRYING TO REMOVE THE CAR, JUST DIFFICULT NIGHT FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, AS THERE WAS ALL KINDS OF STORM DAMAGE HERE THAT WE ENCOUNTERED, DOWNED TREES AS WELL AS DEALING WITH THIS PARTICULAR INCIDENT. THIS COMMUNITY REALLY MOURNING OVER THIS MOTHER, HER UNBORN CHILD, AS WELL AS HER SON. OFFICIALS HERE JUST REALLY ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO TAKE THESE FLASHFLOOD WARNINGS EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY, AS YOU CAN SEE HOW QUICKLY THINGS CAN TURN TRAGIC IN AN INSTANT. BUT FOR NOW, LIVE FROM DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP BERKS COUNTY, I’M TRANG DO, CBS-3 “EYEWITNESS

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