4 missing Fort Hood soldiers found after flash flood, death toll stands at 9
3 rescued after flooding overtook military vehicle
FORT HOOD, Texas – The four missing Fort Hood soldiers swept away Thursday in flash flooding were found Friday.
Five others died Thursday after their light medium tactical vehicle got caught in high water in Owl Creek.
The soldiers were from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
Three soldier were rescued and were treated at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on post.
The U.S. Army has said the soldiers were in the right place for their intended training.
Yet the tragedy is prompting multiple investigations into the circumstances of the deaths and how the military may handle risky training conditions in the future.
The lead Army agency on safety and occupational health dispatched a team to Fort Hood on Friday to investigate the circumstances of the Thursday training exercise on the sprawling Army base in which rescue crews continue to look for four other missing soldiers.
Michael Negard, spokesman for the Army's Combat Readiness Center, says the aim of the investigation is to help the military prevent other such incidents.
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