One year-old Baby boy swept to his death from mother’s arms by raging Florence floodwaters

A one year-old baby boy was recently swept from his mother’s arms by raging floodwaters as they attempted to escape tropical storm Florence.

Rescuers are searching for Kaiden Lee-Welch after the infant was sucked into the inundation near Richardson Creek in NC., Sunday.

They have resumed their search this morning, with a harrowing statement put out by Union County Sheriff’s Office explaining his mother’s ordeal.

Kaiden Lee-Welch was sucked from his mother’s arms into the floodwaters as they tried to flee storm Florence on Sunday.

It read:

‘Union County Sheriff’s detectives believe the child and his mother were traveling east on N.C. 218 going toward Wadesboro.

‘The mother drove around the barricades on N.C. 218 and continued traveling east until her vehicle encountered rushing water flowing across the road.

‘Her vehicle left the roadway and came to rest amongst a group of trees.

‘She managed to free herself and Kaiden, who was in a car seat, but lost her grip on him in the rushing water.’

Although downgraded from a Category 4 storm to a less severe tropical storm, Florence has still killed at least 18 people since making landfall late Thursday.