Death toll from Texas flooding continues to rise

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(KWTX) A 14-year-old boy and a 37-year-old man are the latest confirmed victims of deadly flooding in Central Texas.

The body of the teenage boy was found under a tree in Washington County, authorities said Monday.

And the U.S. Coast Guard says the body of Stephen Espedal, 37, was found Monday morning by members of his family who had been searching for him in the San Luis Pass between Freeport and Galveston.

Espedal was part of a group Sunday that rescued a woman who was swept into a strong current.

The woman was able to make it to shore and two other people were rescued by boat, but Espedal was swept away.

Four others lost their lives in Washington County.

They have been identified as Darren Charles Mitchell, 21, of Navasota, Pyarali Rajebhi Umatiya, 59, of College Station, Lela Holland, 64, of Washington County, and Jimmy Wayne Schaeffer, 49, of Brenham.

A body found Sunday in Travis County near Austin may be that of one of two people missing after the flooding.

In Kendall County, sheriff's Cpl. Reid Daly says the latest flooding victim identified by authorities was a woman who died when the car she was riding in was swept from the street by the flooded Cypress Creek at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Torrential rains caused heavy flash flooding in some parts of the U.S. over the last few days, and led to numerous evacuations in southeast Texas, including two prisons.