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Texas flood death toll rises to 6

/ Source: The Associated Press

Searchers on Sunday found the body of the last of four young children swept away in area flooding.

Jacob Abrego, 1½, was found under tree limbs and trash on a creek embankment in Fort Worth by a fire department diver, Fort Worth Fire Department Lt. Kent Worley said.

The death raised the death toll to six following high waters from thunderstorms in northern and coastal Texas in recent days.

Jacob drowned Friday after his mother, Rosalin Guerrero, 17, tried to drive across a flooded road and their car was swept away.

The bodies of Guerrero and her 2½-year-old son, Felipe Abrego, were found Friday, about a mile from where Jacob’s body was recovered about a mile away, Worley said.

Floodwaters also drowned two toddlers and a 33-year-old man in Corsicana after their car stalled on a bridge Saturday.