2 dead, 1 missing following Branson, Missouri, flooding

Two people are dead and one person missing following flooding in the popular family tourist destination of Branson, Missouri, according to a spokesperson for the city.

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The spokesperson said that at around 9:20 p.m. Saturday night, the local fire department responding to a call found a car with five people in it who were "affected by flooding," and that while two people escaped, three others were swept away.

The bodies of two of those three people -- a man and a woman -- have since been recovered. Another woman is still missing, the spokesperson said.

Branson is situated in the Ozarks and is home to a group of family-friendly entertainment theaters that draw visitors from across the country.

Pervasive flooding has plagued parts of Missouri and Arkansas throughout this month, breaking records, according to the National Weather Service.

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