MARSHALL, Ark. – Search crews were looking for a Missouri man missing since a trip to go swimming in the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas.
The Searcy County sheriff’s office said Friday the 23-year-old man from Independence, Missouri, showed signs of distress before disappearing underwater near where the river crosses U.S. 65.
Witnesses said a number of swimmers were in the river at the time the man disappeared.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Friday that the man went missing Thursday night. A search was called off overnight because of darkness but resumed Friday morning.
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The National Park Service said the river is running high and fast, and with debris, making it difficult to search. The remnants of Tropical Storm Bill passed through the area overnight.