2 Drown in N. Carolina Floods

10-year-old and 48-year-old swept away while swimming in creek

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 28, 2013 5:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two bodies have been recovered from a creek in western North Carolina, apparently drowned as flash floods hit the area yesterday. Ten-year-old Delilah Lovett was found by kayakers yesterday, and 48-year-old Juan Alberdi was located today, reports the AP. Both victims were from separate families, both swimming in Wilson's Creek in Caldwell County, 100 miles north of Charlotte, when the rain raised the creek up 2 feet and created "very swift currents," says the local sheriff's department, per CNN. More than 130 homes and buildings have reportedly been damaged in the floods, and at least 24 roads are closed or underwater, the AP reports.

Different flooding in North Carolina, which occurred earlier in the month.
Different flooding in North Carolina, which occurred earlier in the month.   (AP Photo/The Star, Ben Earp)
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