2 children, 1 woman found dead in NW Ark flooding

Authorities in northwest Arkansas have recovered the bodies of a woman and two children who were swept away by floodwaters earlier this week.

Benton County's emergency management director Robert McGowen says the bodies were found Wednesday in a submerged car in Butler Creek. The woman, 5-year-old boy and 2-month-old girl went missing late Monday night, along with another woman who has yet to be found.

Authorities say they hadn't been seen since they drove into high waters Monday on their way home. One of the women called her husband and told him water was getting into their car.

Searchers scoured the region since then, using all-terrain vehicles and a helicopter.