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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

UPDATE One found alive; Flomaton missing persons

 

October 4, 2018



Update JUNCTION, Texas, Monday, October 8, 1:40 p.m.

Family members have confirmed to officials that Flomaton resident 56-year old Janet Shultz has been found alive but battered following the flood that washed away a camp ground in Junction, Texas, early Monday morning.

Escambia County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said Shultz was found clinging to a tree about 20 miles downstream from the campsite on the Llano River. Lambert described her injuries as significant and noted she has been airlifted to a hospital.

Officials said she was able to escape from a window of a travel trailer when floodwaters rose and rode the top of the trailer as far as she could go.

Three Flomaton residents, Mike McGhee, 65, Charlotte Moye, 63, and Joseph Huss, 55, are still missing. Two Flomaton residents, Todd Shultz and Darlene Huss were found alive earlier today and transported to local hospitals.

We will keep you up to date as new information becomes available.

Emergency personnel in Junction, Texas, continue to search for four Flomaton residents who are missing after a flash flood on the Llano River apparently swept through a camp ground sending campers and vehicles downstream.

Two Flomaton residents, identified as Todd Shultz and Darlene Huss have been found and were transported to a local hospital.

The four missing are identified as Mike McGee, 65, Charlotte Moye, 63, Janet Shultz, 56, and Joseph Huss, 55.

Escambia County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said Moye and Janet Shultz had driven to Junction, Texas, to switch vehicles with Janet's husband Todd, who was working in the area. Joseph and Darlene Huss were already in Texas.

Lambert said Curtis Moye received a telephone call from his wife Charlotte at 5:30 a.m. Monday telling him the water was coming up and she didn't know if they would make it. That was the last conversation he had with his wife.

Reports state multiple aircraft and boats have been launched to search for the missing persons.

Updates to the story will come when confirmed.

 
 

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