Update (June 2):
SCOTT COUNTY, AR- Arkansas Game and Fish officials confirm rescuers have discovered the body of a second woman missing since early Friday morning. Investigators say the Scott County Sheriff and a wildlife officer were trying to help rescue two women when all four were swept away.
Four bodies have been recovered and sent to the state crime lab.
Original story ( June 1):
SCOTT COUNTY, AR –
Arkansas Game and Fish Warden Joel Campora is still unaccounted for.
Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck confirmed the sad news they have pulled a woman’s body from the Fourche La Fave River only a half mile from where a house collapsed during Thursday’s storms, sending four people into the dangerous waters.
Sheriff Hollenbeck said they received a 911 call around 3:30 Saturday from a Scott County resident who could see the body on the banks of the river.
He said it suffered a lot of trauma and they are waiting to release the identity.
Sheriff Hollenbeck would not say whether this is one of the two women still missing after Thursday’s accident that killed Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter.
We asked if the area where the body was found is going to be combed over more closely, he said “As a matter of fact we’ve had cadaver dogs as well as a large contingency of ground searchers there.” Sheriff Hollenbeck added “They did what’s called a hasty search of the area and it’ll be continued again tomorrow morning.”
The search has been called off for Saturday but will be picked back up Sunday morning.