Bodies of 3 Amish Kids Found in Ky. Creek
Published February 25, 2011
| Associated Press
MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Authorities found the bodies of three Amish children early Friday who were swept away in a creek swollen by heavy rains in southwestern Kentucky and continued searching for another child.
A married couple along with seven children were trying to cross the creek Thursday on a roadway in their horse-drawn buggy when it overturned knocking them into the water, Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon said. The couple and three of the children escaped but four other children under age 12 were swept away.
The bodies of three of the children -- including a 6-month-old -- were found Friday around 12:30 a.m., Redmon said. Authorities continued for the fourth child, an 11-year-old girl, he said.
About 75 to 100 law enforcers, firefighters and volunteers were taking part in the search Friday, Redmon said. Some were walking along the creek and others took to the water in boats.
Torrential rains drenched parts of Kentucky and other states Thursday night. The rural area is about 25 miles south of Paducah.
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