Wednesday 15 August 2018

One dead after sinkhole creates whirlpool in Arkansas river

The incident took place near Sadler Falls, 150 miles north-east of Little Rock.

A whirlpool on the Spring River in Arkansas (AP Photo/Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)
A whirlpool on the Spring River in Arkansas (AP Photo/Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)

By Associated Press Reporters

At least one person has died in a boating accident after a sinkhole developed on the bed of a north Arkansas river, creating a whirlpool.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission issued a warning for sailors on the Spring River to avoid an area known as Sadler Falls, about 150 miles north-east of Little Rock.

The commission said there was a fatal boating accident in the whirlpool on Saturday. Details of the accident have not been released.

The area has been roped off and is marked with buoys.

The commission said engineers will examine the area this week.

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