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FORT HOOD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Hood emergency personnel responded to a swift-water rescue call at 11:20 a.m. Thursday.
Fort Hood says a light medium tactical vehicle was stuck in an area near Cold Springs and Owl Creek off of East Range Road.
THree confirmed deceased soldiers were recovered from the water downstream from the vehicle Thursday afternoon. Two more were found Thursday night.
The search is ongoing for four other soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
Three soldiers were rescued from the water near the vehicle and are in stable condition.
Fort Hood says multiple resources have been deployed to assist with the rescue and recovery of personnel and property.
Emergency operations include aircraft, canine search teams, heavy-ground equipment, swift-water rescue watercraft and search personnel.
Names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after all next of kin have been notified.
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