IOWA FLOOD CLAIMS THE LIFE OF A TEENAGER

DES MOINES—Searchers have recovered the body of a teenage girl who died when raging floodwaters swept three cars off a road near Des Moines. Polk County Deputy Keith Onley says divers recovered the body at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, about 10 hours after the cars were washed off the road between Altoona and Mitchellville. Onley says the body was recovered from Mud Creek near the submerged cars. He declined to identify the girl. Emergency crews found 10 of the 11 people who had been in the cars when they were swept off the road about 4 a.m. They had been clinging to trees and hanging onto logs, and four were taken to the hospital. The fast-flowing waters hampered efforts to find the final passenger.

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