FORT HOOD, Texas – Five soldiers died Thursday and six others are missing after their light medium tactical vehicle got caught in high water in Owl Creek.
The six missing soldiers are from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
Three soldier were rescued and are being treated at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on post.
Multiple resources from the Directorate of Emergency services, local and state officials are assisting in the search.
The names of the soldiers killed have not been released.
Gov. Greg Abbott released the following statement:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the soldiers, their families and the Fort Hood community, and continue to be with those still unaccounted for. Texas stands ready to provide any assistance to Fort Hood as they deal with this tragedy. The brave men and women stationed at Fort Hood and across our country put their lives on the line every day, and be it through rescue operations or on the battlefield, Texas will forever remain grateful for their sacrifices.
Three bodies were found early Thursday afternoon. Fort Hood announced two additional bodies were located late Thursday night.