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Rising Waters Drown Family Members

Last updated on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

(LEOPOLD) - The body of a Leopold man who drowned on Thursday has been found.

55-year-old Robert Edwards and two family members drowned when their pickup truck was carried away by the rapidly rising waters of Oil Creek.

Edwards, Greg Kemp, and Isaak Kemp became trapped in their truck after moving a bulldozer to protect it from floodwaters.

Edwards was able to push another grandson to safety before the truck became submerged.

The two other bodies were retrieved on Friday. Oil Creek, which is usually dry, reached nearly 15 feet last week due to the recent rainfall the area has received.

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