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Body found floating in First Old River east of Texarkana

by From Staff Reports | November 30, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

MILLER COUNTY, Ark. -- An elderly man's body was found Tuesday morning in First Old River.

Emergency crews were called out about 7 a.m. Tuesday in response to a body found floating in the river, said Miller County Office of Emergency Management Joe Bennett. Crews were able to pull the body from the water and have tentatively identified him as an 85-year-old local fisherman.

The man's name has not been released yet.

First Old River is located on Miller County 379 near New Zion Baptist Church about 16 miles east of Texarkana.

Motorists passing by early Tuesday saw the man's truck and then noticed it was still at the location later with clothing beside it. The victim may have been trying to load or unload his boat when he went into the water, Bennett speculated.

The Miller County Sheriff's Office, Miller County Office of Emergency Management, Miller County Dive Team, Arkansas Game and Fish and Arkansas State Police responded to the incident along with local fire departments.

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