8 people missing as house swept away by raging Texas river

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A church in Corpus Christi, Texas, says five of its parishioners are among eight people missing after a vacation home where several families were staying was swept away by a flash flood on the rain-swollen Blanco River.

Former Nueces County Commissioner Joe McComb says his 36-year-old son, Jonathan, is hospitalized in San Antonio with multiple injuries after the house was knocked off its foundation and carried down the raging river Sunday. It struck a bridge and then began breaking up.

McComb tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times his son’s wife and their two children are among the missing.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd says five members of two families from the Corpus Christi church also were in the house and are missing.

Four others inside also managed to escape.

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