Sep 9, 2010 9:38 PM by Alison Haynes

Texas officials stop search for 2 missing swimmers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities in Texas say it is unlikely they
will find alive two missing swimmers swept away by floodwaters from
the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine.
Authorities ended foot patrols along the swollen riverbanks
Thursday and pulled back helicopters making aerial sweeps. The men
were swimming Wednesday in the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels,
about 30 miles north of San Antonio.
The search went from rescue to recovery after the two men didn't
turn up Thursday. New Braunfels fire marshal Patrick O'Connell says
the river's slowing current would have allowed them to climb the
banks to safety.
O'Connell says if they were alive, they would have been able to
get to a phone.
At least two other people died and another two remain missing in
the storms.


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