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Arkansas boating accident kills 71-year-old Missouri woman

August 6, 2018

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri woman was killed when the boat she was on capsized on a northern Arkansas lake, injuring three others.

Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says the boat capsized shortly after noon Sunday on Lake Norfork, a popular fishing and camping destination just south of the Missouri border.

Montgomery says a woman who was trapped beneath the capsized boat was recovered but attempts to revive her failed. She was identified as 71-year-old Carolyn Lee Davis of Maryland Heights, Missouri.

Three other people who were injured, including the victim’s husband, were taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home for treatment. Montgomery says one of them was listed in critical condition. Their names were not released.

Montgomery says the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is investigating the accident.

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