Five-year-old Kyle Doan was thrown from his mother’s arms on Monday in California close to the town of Paso Robles while the flood levels were rising, and authorities are still looking for him.
On Monday, the youngster vanished as his mother, Lindsy Doan, drove him to Lillian Larsen Primary School, where Ms. Doan also teaches special education.
As per Los Angeles Times, her path passed via San Marcos Road and Wilson Road intersection, close to a creek overflowing with floodwaters.
According to the family, the Doans’ automobile was pushed into a neighboring tree by swiftly moving waters because the crossroads wasn’t properly designated for potential risks.
Lindsey’s husband, Brain Doan, told the newspaper that when his wife unbuckled their child, the boy and they jumped out of the drowning vehicle.
Ms. Doan Was Rescued By Nearby Property Owners
While Kyle couldn’t be saved, Ms. Doan was rescued by nearby property owners who could throw a rope.
“I only want families to hold their own kids a little tighter,” Ms. Doan continued. “With Kyle, we dropped the ball. Seeing children return to school today is difficult because Kyle was also meant to be there. Hug your children extra tight and just be grateful that you have them because they could vanish at any moment.”
According to a post on the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, the search for Kyle continued all day Wednesday. Aerial patrols, drones, and an underwater team were all used in the investigation.
Due to severe weather and high water levels, the search was temporarily suspended on Monday.
According to CNN, at least 18 people have perished in the California storms since late December, including a woman discovered on Wednesday in a flooded automobile in Sonoma that was eight to ten feet under water.