19th Body Found, One Still Missing in Arkansas Flooding

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

LANGLEY, Ark. (AP) - State police say the death toll from a flash flood that tore through an Arkansas campground has reached 19 and searchers are looking for just one more missing person.

State Police Capt. Mike Fletcher says one more body was recovered at midday Sunday. He says searchers are looking for one more person who went missing after the pre-dawn Friday flood swept through the Albert Pike Recreation Area.

Fletcher did not disclose the latest victim's identity. Sixteen of the 19 people confirmed killed in the flood have been publicly identified.

State police say many of those who were initially unaccounted for are probably camping elsewhere in Arkansas, which is why they haven't been reachable.

Searchers have been focusing on big piles of debris today as they look for additional victims. A coordinator of today's search effort warned volunteers to be careful when picking through unstable heaps of debris -- saying they can "shift and fall on you."

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