From FB - Spring River Chronicle
ORIGINAL POST: A recovery team comprised of Hardy Fire and
Police Department, Survival Flight and a swift water recovery dive team from Arkansas
Game and Fish Commission have been working since about 3:45 this afternoon near
Bobo Trace In Hardy at the top of High Falls. A group of four were floating on
tubes when a female went over the falls, was sucked under and never resurfaced.
The group is currently working to recover the female. Scott Rose with the Hardy
Fire and Police Department confirmed the woman was sucked into an 8-10 foot
hole on the far side of the falls. The woman is reportedly from Paragould but a
name is not being released at this time. The SRC will provide updates on this
post as they become available.
UPDATE: 7:45 p.m. The swift water dive team arrived on the
scene and decided the suction was too great into the hole, the hole was deeper
beneath the falls than originally thought and the water too swift to dive. The
recovery crews are currently utilizing plywood as a way to divert the water in
an attempt to slow the flow to allow the dive team to continue with the
UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. The recovery team at High Falls on the
Spring River at Hardy has called off the recovery for the femajle who is
believed to have drown around 3:45 today due to the swiftness is the water.
According to the Hardy Police Chief, Tam Taylor , divers with the Arkansas Game
and Fish Commission will continue in their efforts around 6:30 a.m. with
additional plywood having been donated by B and B Supply to attempt to divert
the water to allow divers access in the extremely swift and suctioning water to
complete the recovery .