Two Found, Search Continues For Third Missing Person In Flooding


BRANSON, Mo. — The three people who went missing after their vehicle was washed off the road Saturday night have been identified.

The people, all of Nashville, Arkansas, went missing around 9:20 p.m. Saturday.

Antonio Finley, 37, was found around 2 a.m. Sunday near Cooper Creek in Branson.

Kaliea Munn, 17, was found at 7:48 a.m.

The driver of the vehicle, Whitney McDonald, 31, is still missing.

“We are working diligently to find Ms. McDonald and are grateful for the perseverance and expertise that Missouri State Patrol Water Rescue Division is demonstrating to locate Ms. McDonald. We will remain focused on this task as long as it takes to bring her to loved ones awaiting her recovery,” Branson Police Chief Stan Dobbins said.

The three were visiting Branson in affiliation with the HoopsPlay Basketball Tournaments held throughout the city.

Two others in the vehicle were able to make it to safety.

The cause of death has not been released.

The Branson Police Department, Branson Fire Department, Branson Police and Fire Rescue personnel and Western Taney County Fire Protection District helped in the searches and recoveries.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims of this tragedy,” Dobbins said. “We are currently working with the families of these individuals to help bring as much comfort to them as possible during this time and appreciate those who have extended lodging, meals and other tokens of kindness to our visitors.”

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