Five soldiers are confirmed dead, four are missing and three were rescued after their light medium tactical vehicle rolled over in a low water crossing during a training exercise Thursday at Fort Hood.
The search for the missing four soldiers will continue into Friday morning, the Army Times said. The three soldiers who were rescued were listed Friday morning in stable condition.
Emergency personnel responded to a swift-water rescue call at 11:20 a.m. June 2. The light medium tactical vehicle was reportedly stuck in an area near Cold Springs and Owl Creek off of East Range Road at Fort Hood. The area was not marked as a low water crossing, according to reports.
Commanding General John C. Thomson III, 1st Cavalry Division released a statement saying, “The 1st Cavalry Division is grieving after a training accident at Fort Hood during flash flooding this morning. We are deeply saddened by the loss of several Troopers and continue search operations. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated during this difficult time as we care for the families, loved ones, and fellow Soldiers of those impacted by this tragedy. God Bless the First Team.”
No further information was available Friday morning.