Body of woman swept away by flood recovered in Lumberton

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The body of Barbara Feldman, who disappeared in floodwaters during Hurricane Matthew has been recovered. (Courtesy of Feldman family)

Family members told ABC11 that the body of Barbara Feldman was found in her car Tuesday.

Feldman was swept away Oct. 8 in the floodwater on Highway 211 in Lumberton at the height of Hurricane Matthew.

Her husband, David Feldman, managed to escape the rental vehicle when it was swept up by rushing waters, but he was unable to locate his wife.

The Feldmans, married nearly 30 years, were traveling from South Florida to New York for his father's funeral.

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"My wife was a wonderful person. She had a very good heart, cared about people," David Feldman told ABC11 on Oct. 12. "Very friendly and kind, you know, she had a lot of friends, everybody loved her."

There have been 26 storm-related deaths reported in North Carolina so far.

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