Search For Missing Madison County Children Continues As Recovery Effort

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MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) -- The search for two young Madison County children who were swept away in floodwaters on Saturday (April 29) has switched from a rescue to a recovery effort.

Three people, a 38-year-old woman and her 4-year-old boy and 18-month-old girl, were stranded in high water in the Hindsville area after water swept their truck off the roadway and over a low water bridge around 3 p.m., according to a Madison County Sheriff's Office release. The incident happened on County Road 7320.

The missing children, photo used with permission from the family.

The mother attempted to save her children, but they were swept from her arms after they exited the vehicle.The mother was found about a mile downstream, but the children have not been located. Rescue workers searched for the children on Saturday and Sunday (April 30).

On Monday (May 1) the search switched to a recovery effort, although workers are still hoping for the best. Volunteers are searching on the banks and in canoes along Glade Creek, where the family's truck was swept away. They are concentrating on a search area north of Highway 412.

The family gave 5NEWS permission to use the children's picture, but has requested we do not use their names. Family members said the family was moving to a new home on Saturday.

A family friend has set up a Go Fund Me account to help with the children's funeral expenses.

The crews will be out searching until dark, and will continue searching until the children are found.

Family truck pulled from Glade Creek.