Teen missing in Thursday night flooding has been identified

Midway ISD
POSTED: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 2:47pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 2:48pm

Last nights thunder storms flooded parts of central Texas. This morning the Waco Police, Fire and Rescue Departments were racing against the clock to search for a missing teen.

This morning rescue efforts were on the ground and in the air in hopes to find a missing 18-year-old.

" We received a 911 call from a young man, 18-year-old at some point he got washed into the road from the high water." - Says SGT. Patrick Swanton, Waco Police Dept.

Lacharles Montogomery attempted to call 911 when his phone went dead. The young mans parents then frantically called the rescue department in efforts to help determine the teens exact location.

"Officers started an immediate search, Waco fire came out with their swift water rescue team and started a search."

Family members described the Montgomery as hardworking kid. A Midway High School graduate who was on his way home from work.

"He said that he was in his car, on his way home from work and was trying to cross a creek on a small bridge...officers in the area said they have never seen this creek react as violent as it did last night."

While trying to cross that bridge, water levels reached as high as 15 feet. Police say it only takes about six inches of fast moving water to sweep away a vehicle.

Officers searched a 2 1/2 mile radius finding the teens car tangled in branches and rocks. As the hours continued to pass, rescuers were fearful this may turn into a recovery mission.


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