Rescuers recover body of baby in New Waverly floodwaters

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A search team found the body of a 6-month-old baby in San Jacinto.

We have a heartbreaking update in the search for a baby who was pulled away from her mother's arms by rising water on Winters Bayou in New Waverly last week.

Rescuers have recovered the body of the 6-month-old baby after she vanished in floodwaters during a rescue on Highway 150, between New Waverly and Coldspring.

Crews who were working to help two men trapped inside their pickup on Sunday heard someone crying for help near Highway 150, between New Waverly and Coldspring.

Rescuers said a husband and wife were trying to cross some swift floodwater in a truck when they were swept away with their infant daughter.

The couple attempted to escape the truck, but ended up becoming trapped in some trees downstream near a bridge.

The baby was pulled from her mother's arms, and has not been seen since.

Firefighters from New Waverly and Punkin-Evergreen were able to rescue the couple, in addition to the two men who were trapped.

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