The fifth child who was reported missing in the tragic horse-drawn buggy accident that killed four children earlier this week has also been found deceased.
Bath County Judge-Executive Bobby C. Rogers from Kentucky posted the update on Facebook.
“As of this time, the fifth missing Amish child has been recovered,” Rogers wrote. “All Search and Rescue crews are safe, and will be leaving the area now that their mission is done. Please continue to pray for the family. I for one appreciate all efforts made, along with those volunteering to recover this child.”
The horse pulling the buggy lost its footing and slipped, Kentucky State Police said in a statement.
The horse-drawn buggy was holding six people when it overturned Wednesday in Bath County, Ky. Four of the children in the buggy were reported dead on the scene by first-responders.
Police said they searched for the fifth child throughout the night. The ages or identities of the victims have not been released.
One adult survived the horrific accident and was able to escape the waters and call emergency responders.
Witness Missi Mosley told WKYT that she and her boyfriend had rushed to the scene after hearing the call.
“It was devastating,” Mosley told the outlet. “The waters are so swift and the rain was pouring down. It was just a somber feeling.”
The search and rescue crew worked along the banks of the flooded creek, WBRC reported. Mosley said at one point, about 35 people offered help to rescue the family.
Emergency responders also called in helicopters to help locate the victims, and many people scoured the area throughout the night.
Mosley also told WKYT, two witnesses located the horse and were able to pull it out of the water.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.