Search resumes for 4 people missing in Junction flooding

Raging floodwaters overrun RV park

By Max Massey - Video Journalist, David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor, Jessie Degollado - Reporter

JUNCTION, Texas - The search resumed Tuesday for four people missing after a RV park in Junction was overrun by raging floodwaters.

High winds, rain and strong currents initially prevented boats from entering the Llano River, but breaks in the weather in the afternoon and lower river levels helped crews go back in the water.

No victims were found in crumpled RV's and camper trailers that were swept away, officials said.

One woman was swept away by powerful floodwaters 20 to 25 miles downriver.

"She was rescued by the helicopter. She was able to walk herself to the ambulance and she was treated for minor injuries and released," Texas A&M Forestry Service Logan Scherschel said.

Even though the National Weather Service sent out alerts to cellphones, not everyone may have gotten the message in time.

"So any messages that were going out by the time the water got here, it was moving so fast, they may not have been received in time," Scherschel said.

Nine people who were rescued Monday were treated and released from hospitals.

A Customs And Border Protection helicopter is among the air assets looking for the three men and a woman who are missing. 

Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS are among first responders from around the state providing help.

Fifty members of the Texas National Guard will be searching river banks and Texas Parks and Wildlife will provide drones and canines.

A chaplain for the Junction police and fire departments is asking for prayers for the victims and the missing.

Junction is about 120 miles northwest of San Antonio.

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