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Double Car Recovery Effort by Multiple Emergency Agencies Still in Progress

This morning, Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department Deputies, Arkansas Game & Fish, Hempstead and Miller County Dive Teams, Pafford EMS along with OES responded to Allen’s Ferry Landing. All agencies were there to assist in the search of a vehicle that had been discovered by a fishermen.

Divers located the vehicle that was approximately thirty feet in the depths of the river bed and extracted the remains from the water on to land. A second vehicle has now been located in the murky waters and an equally successful extraction is to be expected.

HCSO, Sheriff James Singleton spoke with SWARK.Today about the incident, stating, “We were notified about 9:30 am this morning that a fishermen was on the little river trying to locate fish using his sonar when he ran upon what he thought was a vehicle in the water. We were dispatched along with our HCSO Dive Team, Miller County Dive Team, OES and Game & Fish. We all got down here, located the car that we were sent for and while searching for it, we discovered another vehicle. We have now gotten the first vehicle out which seems to be some type of late 80’s or early 90’s model GMC Jimmy. We do not know the make or model of the other vehicle. It is upside down in the water and we our trying to retrieve it now.”

-UPDATE- THE SECOND VEHICLE HAS NOW BEEN RECOVERED WITHOUT INCIDENT…. More updates to follow in this developing story via SWARK.Today and a press release from HCSO.

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