Three dead and six missing in Fort Hood low-water crossing

FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood emergency officials continue to conduct rescue operations for an overturned Light Medium Tactical Vehicle at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing and East Range Road.

Three confirmed deceased Soldiers were recovered from the water downstream from the vehicle.

The search is ongoing for six Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

Three Soldiers were rescued from the water near the vehicle and are in stable condition being transported from Coryell Memorial Healthcare System, Gatesville, Texas, to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center here.

Multiple resources from the Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services, local and state agencies have been deployed to assist with the rescue and recovery of personnel and property.  Emergency operations include aircraft, canine search teams, heavy-ground equipment, swift-water rescue watercraft and search personnel.

Names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after all next of kin have been notified. More information will be released when it becomes available.


11:51 a.m. June 2, 2016

FORT HOOD, Texas — Directorate of Emergency Personnel responded to a swift-water rescue call at 11:20 a.m. June 2. A Light Medium Tactical Vehicle was stuck in an area near Cold Springs and Owl Creek off of East Range Road.

Emergency personnel have rescued six individuals and are still on the scene. Air support has been requested to assist in the search.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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