Search for bodies lost in flood waters continues
OKLAHOMA CITY – Dozens of friends and family continue the exhausting search for victims of Friday’s deadly storms.
Five people remain missing after seeking refuge in storm drains.
Monday afternoon crews found the body of one young victim along the Deep Fork.
A small army of volunteers aided in the search.
“All we do is help the family,” family friend Susano Cifuentes said.
“There’s a large group of friends and family searching, probably 30 people in all. They’re doing an excellent job,” OKC Fire’s Mike Walker said.
Seven people went missing in the creek after seeking shelter in a storm drain near N.W. 26th St. and Meridian Friday night.
Six have now been recovered.
The terrain along the creek has made navigation and recovery difficult
“It’s very hard to work in the river. Lot of bushes,” Cifuentes said. ”We’re just doing the best we can to help the families.”
Four others remain missing along the Oklahoma River.
Fire crews say it’s simply too dangerous to get dive crews in the river Monday.
All four remain missing.