Bodies of four-year-old boy and his five-year-old sister are recovered in North Carolina after the children were swept away in their mother’s car by flash flood.
Rescue crews in North Carolina have recovered the bodies of a four-year-old boy and his five-year-old sister who were swept away in their mother’s car by a flash flood earlier this week.
The children were riding in their mother’s white Mazda (pictured) on Monday when they were caught in a flood on Monday night.
The sheriff expressed hope that the children’s family could have some closure.
‘We can find some comfort in knowing that they’re in a better place today than we are,’ Bizzell added.
After the discovery of Alexa’s body at around 4.30pm on Wednesday, emergency responders had been scouring the area by sea, land and air in search of her brother.
‘My only duty right now is to find my son,’ Abraham Martinez Sr said in Spanish during an interview with The News & Observer on Wednesday. ‘The Lord gave me back my daughter, and now just my son is missing. Even though she isn’t my biological daughter, I love her the same, and it hurts me a whole lot.’
Nancy Martinez, a cousin of Abraham’s father, said it was a difficult day for the family.
‘We’re still hoping and praying we find Abraham before the night is over,’ Martinez said.