Van With 6 Drowned Family Members Found in Houston

Houston endures more rain and chaos; 6 feared drowned in van

A van, which contained seven members of one family, was swept into flood waters in Houston's Greens Bayou neighborhood.

A family of six reportedly died Sunday (Aug. 27) while trying to escape the floodwaters of Tropical Storm Harvey, according to television news station KHOU 11 Monday.

Six members of a family were found drowned in their van that was swallowed up in a Houston bayou, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The Harris County Sheriff confirmed the grim discovery in a tweet. The family had just made their way over a bridge when the vehicle was caught in the swollen bayou.

Hours later, her great-uncle Sammy tried to drive the family to safety but got into difficulty as floodwaters engulfed the van on a bridge.

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"The water picked the van up, and it was just floating after that", the children's uncle Ric Saldivar told ABC 13.

"He just seen the van go under the water". Sammy was able to crawl through the driver's side window and grabbed a branch until he was rescued 45 minutes later. He says the family encouraged him to get the family out after the water began to rise around his home. "But [with] the van pointed straight down, they couldn't climb up the van, much less open the door".

Authorities saw at least two bodies in the front seat, the sheriff's office said; however, based on the angle it was unclear if there were any other bodies inside. 84, and his wife Belia, 81; Devy Saldivar, 16; Dominic Saldivar, 15; Xavier Saldivar, 8; and Daisy Saldivar, 6.

Sammy told his brother their parents were holding hands as the vehicle plunged into the water.

Houston police Chief Art Acevedo told The Associated Press that he had no information on the reported drowning, but he told the wire service that he is "really anxious about how many bodies we're going to find" from Harvey's devastating flooding.

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