Advertisement

UPDATE: Four children dead, one still missing after horse-drawn carriage overturns into creek

(WYMT)
Published: Apr. 29, 2020 at 8:33 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn
Update 4/30/2020 10:30 p.m.

After 24 hours, the search for the remaining child along creeks and streams is still underway.

Kentucky State Police say the weather is not helping and is causing them to slow their search.

"It's extremely muddy, the ground saturated with water, and like I said it's starting to rise on us again so we are not only dealing with the water we are fighting with mud trying to get people in and out of the area." said a KSP trooper.

KSP says two crews will search throughout the night Thursday. Scuba crews from Ashland were called in Thursday to assist. The next rotation of crews will arrive Friday morning.

Update 4/30/2020 4:00 a.m

Kentucky State Police now confirm that four of the five missing children have now been found dead. Search and rescue crews are still searching for the fifth child.

Update 4/29/2020 9:15 p.m.

Kentucky State Police confirm that one child has been found dead after their family's horse-drawn carriage overturned while fording a stream in Bath County.

Four other children are still missing.

Missi Mosley and her boyfriend rushed to the scene on their ATV after hearing the call go out on the scanner.

"It was devastating," Mosley said. "The waters are so swift and the rain was pouring down. It was just a somber feeling."

Mosely says at one point there were about 35 people helping search. They plan to search throughout the night.

You can read the original story below.

Original Story, 4/29/2020 8:33 p.m.

Search and rescue crews are looking for five missing Amish children after their buggy overturned while fording a stream in Bath County.

This is happening on Adams road in the Salt Lick community.

reports the Amish family's carriage went into a creek after their horse lost its footing and slipped.

Six people were in the carriage at the time. One adult has been found alive. Troopers say five juveniles are still missing.

Crews are searching the banks of the creek, which washed out part of the road.

This is a developing story. We will update this story as we learn more.