3 people rescued from car overcome by floodwaters in Emporia; 2 missing

EMPORIA, Kan. — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says officials are searching for two missing people who left a car that was overcome by floodwaters in east-central Kansas.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that deputies responding to a call about 4:30 a.m. Saturday of a car in floodwater in Emporia found a car that had floated into a ditch that had people inside. Firefighters were able to get to the car by boat and rescued two men and a 17-year-old girl.

The three told their rescuers that two other people had left the car around 2 a.m. when it went into floodwaters. Despite a search, the sheriff’s office said the two people had not been found hours later.

Saturday’s rescue was the second in as many days. Deputies rescued a 19-year-old woman Thursday after her car was swept off a Lyon County roadway by floodwaters.

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