Search underway for toddler swept away in West Virginia floodwaters

(FOX NEWS) - A frantic search is underway for a West Virginia toddler who was swept away in floodwaters caused by heavy thunderstorms in the area Thursday that even.

The Jackson County Sheriff's office told WCHS/WVAH-TV a strong storm that moved through Ravenswood, West Virginia in the southwest part of the state made it too dangerous for crews to continue their search in the afternoon.

The search, however, resumed and is continuing into the nighttime hours.

Emergency dispatchers told the television station the toddler between 2 and 4 years old was swept away by high water around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. The heavy rains even swept away a house that ended up colliding with a bridge near White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

More on this story at FoxNews.com

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in -- includes Advertiser Stories