Update: Three bodies recovered along Llano River south of Junction

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Published: Oct. 11, 2018 at 6:59 PM CDT
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A third set of remains have been found near Yates Crossing downstream across the South Llano River, according to Texas A&M Forest Service.

The family has been notified, but the victim's identity has not been released.


Authorities say they discovered two bodies along the Llano River on Thursday after

swept away an RV park.

The following comes from the Texas A&M Forest Service:

At approximately 2 p.m. today, Search and Rescue operations located two bodies along the edge of the South Llano River approximately nine miles downstream from the South Llano Recreational Vehicle Park in Junction, Texas.

A high altitude drone and Texas Park and Wildlife boat with sonar capabilities were among the resources used today along with a Texas Game Wardens helicopter. A private company, L3 Technologies, also had a fixed-wing Cessna 208-B performing reconnaissance with enhanced geographic information system (GIS) capability.

Today’s search involved fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, a drone, canine teams and crews in boats to comb miles of river water and banks. Search operations widened into Mason County and concentrated on areas where the water level has receded.

Two other persons remain missing.

The Kimble County Flood Event began Monday, Oct. 8 2018 along the Llano River near Junction, Texas.

The National Weather Service in San Angelo confirmed that more than 11.5 inches of rain fell early Monday morning creating a surge of water that swept over the South Llano Recreational Vehicle Park prompting an evacuation of approximately 45 persons and 19 persons were rescued.

More than 100 inter-agency personnel are assigned to the all-hazard incident led by the Kimble County Sheriff’s Office.

Friends, family and associates of three males and one female arrived in Junction yesterday and helped support search and rescue operations today. Additional volunteers or in-kind donations are not being sought. The public is welcome to make monetary contributions to the Junction Chamber of Commerce.

Partnering agencies: Kimble County Sheriff’s Office, Kimble County Rural Fire Department, Kimble County EMS, Junction Volunteer Fire Department, U.S. Border Patrol, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas A&M Engineering Extension-Task Force, Texas Game Wardens, Texas Department of Transportation, Eldorado Volunteer Fire Department, London Volunteer Fire Department, South Texas Regional Advisory Council, TMI Solutions.

Recovery efforts are expected to continue tomorrow and into the weekend.

Dry, sunny weather has aided recovery operations but more wet weather is anticipated Saturday into Sunday.

Names of victims will not be released until autopsies have been completed.

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