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Flood victim's body found near Austin

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Authorities say an aerial search in Central Texas has found the body of a flood victim near Austin.

That brings the death toll in Texas due to flooding over the Memorial Day weekend to five.

Travis County sheriff's spokesman Lisa Block says the crew aboard a county STAR Flight helicopter found the body on the north end of a retention pond near the Circuit of the Americas auto racing track Sunday.

That's close to where two people were reported to have been washed away by flash flood waters early Friday.

The body still must be recovered and no identification has been made, so it's uncertain if the body is one of those missing.

If so, that would lower the number of people still missing from the floods at two.

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