FORT HOOD — A Fort Hood official said the search continued Friday for a man who was reportedly swept into Clear Creek from Turkey Run Road during a storm Tuesday.

Search teams are averaging about six miles a day along the creek bed, which empties into House Creek and Cowhouse Creek, a tributary of Belton Lake, said Chris Zimmer, Fort Hood’s deputy director of emergency services, during Thursday’s briefing with reporters.

More than 80 emergency personnel including swift-water rescue teams, two AH-64 Apache helicopters from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were a part of the search, which stops during overnight hours.

Texas Task Force One, one of 28 federal teams under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Urban Search and Rescue System, and soldiers from the 89th Military Police Brigade are also part of the search efforts.

The vehicle, a red Ford Focus, was found late Tuesday night.

Officials have been able to determine who the owner of the vehicle is, but are still unable to determine whether the person swept away was the owner or someone else.

No names will be released until the missing person is found for the sake of the families involved.

jdowland@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7464

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