Floodwater sweeps car into Ore. creek

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ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say two people were rescued after their car was swept into an overflowing creek in the Willamette Valley community of Albany, Ore.

Albany Fire spokeswoman Wanda Omdahl said early Thursday that it's still unclear how many other people were in the vehicle. Earlier reports said a child was missing, but Omdahl says there have been too many conflicting reports to know how many others were involved.

She says a man and a child were taken from the water after the vehicle passed through an underground tunnel.

Authorities searched along the creek bands and divers searched the waters, though it was too dangerous to dive deep, without success.

The car had been in a grocery store parking lot when the water carried it into Periwinkle Creek.

The spokeswoman says the two who escaped were taken to an area hospital. They were not identified and their condition was not known.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com