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McComb family Labrador found in tree amid flooding

Maggie turned over to relatives of the McComb family

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SAN ANTONIO – Rescue officials have confirmed a yellow Labrador that was found in a tree along the Blanco River belongs to the McComb family. 

According to the Austin American-Statesman, the lab named "Maggie" was spotted by a Wimberley resident on Sunday near Little Arkansas Road.

The resident notified officials and the lab was rescued by the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team, a partner agency with Texas Task Force 1. 

One of the rescuers with the emergency team told the Statesman Maggie had a microchip that showed she belonged to the McComb family.

The McComb family along with two other families were staying in a Wimberley vacation home that was swept away by floodwaters.  

Jonathan McComb was rescued and transported to a San Antonio hospital, but his wife Laura and their two children, Andrew, 6, and Leighton, 4 remain unaccounted for. 

On Wednesday, officials confirmed the body of Michelle Carey Charba was recovered inside the vacation home.

Charba's husband Randy and their 6-year-old son Will remain unaccounted for as well, along with Sue and Ralph Carey.  

Maggie was turned over to relatives of the family and was reportedly doing well.

Hays County officials say anyone who locates a missing pet is asked to take it to Wimberley High School where authorities are reuniting lost pets with their owners. 

Anyone missing a pet can stop by the high school between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to check if it has been found.


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