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Van found after being swept away in Houston flood carrying family of 6

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The van in which an elderly couple and their four grandchildren were riding when the vehicle was swept away Sunday by Tropical Storm Harvey's floodwaters has been found, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County, Texas, said Wednesday. (CNN) The van in which an elderly couple and their four grandchildren were riding when the vehicle was swept away Sunday by Tropical Storm Harvey's floodwaters has been found, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County, Texas, said Wednesday. (CNN)

(AP) -- Officers have located a submerged van in which six members of a Houston family were traveling when it was swept off a Houston bridge and into a storm-ravaged bayou.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the van was in about ten feet of muddy water in Green's Bayou in northeast Houston. He says the bodies of two adults, which turned out to be the children's' grandparents, were seen in the front seat but that if the four children's bodies are inside they are obscured because of the water conditions and the angle of the vehicle.

Crews are searching the vehicle for more remains.

Samuel Saldivar told deputies he was in his brother's van rescuing his parents and relatives from their flooded home Sunday when the van was tossed by a strong current into the bayou as it crossed a bridge. He escaped through a window but the others were trapped.

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