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Exclusive: 2 families talk about loss of their loved ones in flood

Crews have found the 20th victim in the flash flooding. Eight year old Jadyn Basinger was found early Monday after search crews scoured the Little Missouri area for the girl. FOX16 had a chance to sit down with the remaining survivors.
Jadyn, 8,  and Kinsley, 6, died in the flash flood that swept through the Albert Pike campground.
Jadyn, 8, and Kinsley, 6, died in the flash flood that swept through the Albert Pike campground.
Basinger & Smith families, lost 6 loved ones in flood (David Goins)
Basinger & Smith families, lost 6 loved ones in flood (David Goins)
Crews have found the 20th victim in the flash floodingEight-year-old Jadyn Basinger was found early Monday after search crews scoured the Little Missouri area for the girl.

FOX16 had a chance to sit down with the remaining survivors. Jadyn's mother talked about losing her husband and two daughters. Along with her was Candace Smith, a friend from Louisiana who lost her husband and two children as well.

"They just found my oldest daughter today. She was the last one missing. They found her and she wasn't far from the campsite," says Basinger.

The Smith's and Basinger's sat down with friends and FOX16 to share their story of loss and heart break.

As the water rose Friday morning, Candace says her family climbed on top of the roof of their pickup.

"That's as far as we got before we were all, before the water went higher than the truck, than the top of the truck. It was just so fast," says Candace. 

"You'd grab something and then that tree would break and you could hear your kids hollering to come get them and you couldn't go to get them because the current was so strong," says Kerri Basinger.

The families thank volunteers at Pilgrims Rest Missionary Baptist Church for their unrelentling support the last four days.

"I don't see how we are still here. And I don't understand why our families got taken away from us," says Basinger through tears.

It is hard to hear that kind of pain. They did want people to know that two of the four that were in the group of survivors were two teens, one from Louisiana and one from East Texas. Both of them, Brady Pate of Louisiana and Austin Rachel, not only survived, they went back and were able to get another mother and child to safety.

Even though the group of people lost so much, those two were able to go out and be as heroic as they could to try and save more people.

Candace Smith lost her husband Anthony Smith, 30, 5-year-old son Joey and 2-year-old daughter Katelynn.  They were from Gloster, Louisiana.

Kerri Basinger lost her husband Shane 34, daughters Kinsley 6, and Jadyn 8.  Jadyn was the 20th victim found Monday.  They are from Shreveport, LA
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