Pastor honors boy who died in flooding – The DPost

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Pastor honors boy who died in flooding

CHARLESTON (AP) — A church pastor says an 8-year-old boy who fell into Big Wheeling Creek during the West Virginia floods was near the water because he wanted to catch crawdads.

Harry Croft, pastor at Marwin Church of the Nazarene at Wheeling, said the boy’s mother told him that she was walking with her son Emanual Williams and daughter when one of the children slipped. The mother grabbed her children but she lost her grip on the boy, known as “Manny.”

Croft says the boy’s body was found about a half-mile from where the family lives. Croft said his congregation was devastated.

The boy’s death was among at least four deaths during the epic flooding in West Virginia. Dozens of people had to be rescued when up to 9 inches of rain fell on parts of the state. 

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