14 deaths reported in West Virginia flooding as search on for child swept away in floodwaters

At least 14 deaths have been reported in flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia as the search continued Friday for a 4-year-old boy swept away by floodwaters.

Rescue crews said the boy jumped into the water outside his home in Ravenswood. According to WCHS-TV, his grandfather tried to get into the water to save him but the current was too strong. The grandfather was able to get out of the water.

"I believe in miracles everything is possible and were just asking people to pray and keep the family in your thoughts," Marie McMillion, the grandmother of Edward McMillion, told WSAZ-TV. 

The initial search Thursday lasted about five hours. Members of the search and rescue crews spotted by the boy twice but the water was moving too quickly and couldn’t reach him.

Three people have died in Kanawah County and a fourth died in Wheeling after storms rolled into West Virginia early Thursday and continued throughout the day leaving thousands without power and several roads impassable.

Full story at FoxNews.com.

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