Ore. flooding claims lives of mom, 1-year-old son

January 19, 2012 - 6:35 PM
APTOPIX Oregon Flooding

A submerge school bus lays on its side as Diane Garibaldi looks on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Salem, Ore. Up to 10 inches of rain fell on parts of the Oregon Coast Range in a 36-hour period, and more rain and flooding is on the way, the National Weather Service said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a woman killed after raging flood waters swept a car from a grocery store parking lot has been recovered hours after searchers recovered her son's body from an Oregon creek.

The Albany Fire department says family members located the body of 18-year-old Catharine McLaughlin about 1 p.m. Thursday.

Her son, 20-month-old Aiden McLaughlin, also died when the creek rose rapidly Wednesday evening and the car they were in was swept away. Two other people — a 24-year-old man who was driving the car and his 5-year-old son — were rescued after being carried downstream.

The deaths of McLaughlin and her son are among at least three blamed on a brutal storm that is hitting the Pacific Northwest.