The Union County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Monday that they had searched for 1-year-old Kaiden Lee-Welch for several hours unsuccessfully but were continuing Monday morning. (Source: Sheriff's office/Facebook)
UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV/RNN) - Officals recovered the body of the toddler who was swept away in floodwaters Sunday afternoon.
The Union County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Monday that they had searched for Kaiden Lee-Welch for several hours unsuccessfully but were continuing this morning.
Lee-Welch, who was 1 years old, was swept away in rushing waters after his mother drove around barricades on a state road until her vehicle encountered rushing water flowing and came to rest on several trees, The Union County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
“She managed to free herself and Kaiden, who was in a car seat, but lost her grip on him in the rushing water,” deputies said.
Deputies said around 10:30 a.m. that Kaiden’s body was recovered. “Our thoughts and prayers for the little boy’s family and all the search team members and law enforcement officers who helped in this matter. Very sad situation,” deputies said.