Police: 17 confirmed dead in Ark. flash flood

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CADDO GAP, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say searchers have
found a 17th body in the flash flooding at a campground in
southwest Arkansas.
Spokesman Bill Sadler says the body was found Saturday and
hasn't been identified yet.
Crews are searching on ATVs, canoes and horseback for dozens of missing people since a flash flood swept through a popular
campground before dawn on Friday. Authorities say the floodwaters
rose as swiftly as 8 feet per hour as they swept through the Albert
Pike Recreation Area.
The campground in the Ouachita (WAH'-shih-taw) National Forest
had been packed with vacationing families.
Officials say the search for the missing could take days, if not
weeks.


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