Body of woman missing in Guadalupe Co. flooding recovered, ID'd

A search was underway Friday for a missing woman in Guadalupe County floodwaters

UPDATE (2:45 p.m): A woman who was missing after her car was swept away in Guadalupe Co. floodwaters has been found dead.

Her body was recovered from her submerged vehicle around 2:45 p.m. Friday. Authorities on scene have identified the woman as 58-year-old Shireal Bollinger.

Her husband 68-year-old Ricky Bollinger, who was traveling in the same car, managed to escape the floodwaters and was found clinging to a tree in the area. It was not immediately clear what condition he was in.

 

 

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UPDATE (2 p.m): The car swept away in Guadalupe Co. floodwaters was found submerged. The search continues for a missing woman after her husband was found clinging to a tree.

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GUADALUPE COUNTY, Texas - A Texas Department of Transportation crew found a man clinging to a tree above floodwaters after hearing him yell for help Friday morning.

Authorities told KENS 5 at the scene that a husband and wife were called around 1 a.m. by a friend whose car had stalled on Interstate 10 near Linn Road.

They went to help and reportedly could not find their friend or the vehicle, and they ended up on the access road. They were then swept away into the Santa Clara Creek by floodwaters they didn't see.

A TxDOT crew discovered the man as workers were checking water levels around 7:30 a.m.

The man's wife remains missing.

Multiple agencies are investigating this incident and searching by air and water.

Relatives of the victims are also at the scene.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for the latest updates.

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