Toddler's Body Found After Being Swept Away in Tropical Storm Bill

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A 2-year-old boy's body was found Thursday after he was swept out of his father's arms and down a rain-swollen Oklahoma creek on Wednesday night as the family tried to flee rising waters caused by the remnants Tropical Storm Bill.

Ardmore firefighters confirmed they found the little Jeremiah Meyer's body at about 2:40 p.m., approximately 150 feet from where he went missing.

Officials said that at around 7 p.m. the night before, "the father was attempting to cross the water. It was rapidly rising, the water overtook the father and took him and his son downstream and he lost contact with his son."

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Police spokesman Kevin Norris said authorities had scoured the Hickory Creek area and further South along the river Thursday.

Jeremiah Mayor- Toddler found in Ardmore, OK
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Captain Eric Hamblin said flood waters reached as high as 12-15 feet when the child was swept away. The police and fire department's, the sheriff's office and volunteers were all involved in the search effort, Hamblin said.

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