OWEN COUNTY, Ind. — First responders found the bodies of a couple who was camping in a state park when severe storms ripped through the area overnight Friday.
Brett Kincaid, 53, and Wendy Kincaid, 47, both of Rossville, were found dead Saturday. Their deaths bring the total number of fatalities from Friday's storms to five.
"Brett and Wendy loved hard. They loved their family, they loved their friends, they loved their church family and they loved their community hard," Brett and Wendy's children said in a statement provided to 13News. "At this time, our family is grieving and wishes to do so privately."
The Kincaids were camping at McCormick's Creek State Park.
Indiana conservation officers say Friday night's storms devastated the area, specifically the campground.
Search and rescue efforts began immediately after the storm and throughout the day Saturday. Indiana DNR said officers searched the area and tried to confirm everyone was able to reach safety.
First responders were notified of two campers, identified as the Kincaids, who were unaccounted for.
They launched additional searches of the property and those searches led to the couples' bodies being found.
Indiana DNR said the incident is under investigation.
McCormick's Creek State Park remains closed Sunday, April 2, as staff continue cleanup efforts.