FORT WORTH, Texas – A two-day search for a toddler who was swept away in floodwaters (search) ended Sunday when a fire department diver found his body beneath some tree limbs and trash on a creek embankment.
The body of 1-year-old Jacob Abrego was found about 12:30 p.m., fire spokesman Lt. Kent Worley said.
The child's death brings to six the number of people who drowned in high waters during weekend thunderstorms (search). His mother and brother also drowned.
The toddler was swept away Friday night after his mother, Rosalin Guerrero, 17, tried to drive across a flooded road in Fort Worth (search) as heavy thunderstorms moved through the region. The rush of water carried the car downstream a couple hundred yards before it came to rest against a pipeline.
Guerrero's body was found lodged against the pipeline. The body of 2-year-old Felipe Abrego was still in the car. Jacob Abrego'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 morning.