Body of woman swept away by high water in Guadalupe County found

Crews rescue husband from tree near Santa Clara Creek

GUADALUPE COUNTY, TexasUpdated at 2:45 p.m.:

The body of a woman who was swept away by flood waters in Guadalupe County has been located, Cibolo police Chief Gary Cox said.

The woman was identified as Sherial Boulanger, 58. Her body was found in the car she and her husband, Ricky Boulanger, were in.

Ricky Boulanger was rescued early Friday morning after he was found clinging to a tree.

Cibolo PD Chief confirms Shireal Boulanger, 58, was found in the submerged car

Posted by Garrett Brnger on Friday, March 10, 2017

Updated at 2:07 p.m.:

The car that was swept away by flood waters has been located, Cibolo police said.

The search for the woman continues.

Original story:

A woman was swept away by high water from a rain-swollen creek early Friday in Guadalupe County.

The woman and her husband were trying to find a friend whose car had broken down around 1 a.m., when the couple's car got caught up in floodwaters at Santa Clara Creek on Interstate 10 near FM 465, Cibolo police Chief Gary Cox said.

Three hours later, a Texas Department of Transportation crew was putting up barricades when they heard a man yelling.

"He was up in the tree about 30 yards across the water over there," Cibolo police Lt. Chris Kotzur said.

The man was transported to a hospital for treatment of hypothermia and cuts, Kotzur said. He told firefighters that his wife and car were missing.

The San Antonio Fire Department assisted the Cibolo volunteer firefighters with boats and manpower.

After daybreak, the rescue efforts intensified, as a helicopter and a drone were deployed in hopes of finding the woman.

But as of noon, there was no sign of her.

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