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Search continues for baby swept away in NC floodwaters

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UNION Co., N.C. (WSPA) — Rescue workers are searching for a 1-year-old boy swept away in flood water in North Carolina.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the child’s mother drove around barricades in place on N.C. 218. Her vehicle was swept off the highway by rushing waters from Richardson Creek, deputies say.

The missing child is identified as Kaiden Lee-Welch. 

“She managed to free herself and Kaiden, who was in a car seat, but lost her grip on him in the rushing water,” according to the Facebook post. 

Rescue teams spent several hours searching for Kaiden on Sunday night.

They will resume the search for the child on Monday. 

Deputies warn the area is hazardous due to flooding.

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