2 Fishermen Dead, 1 More Missing In Arkansas River

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Authorities say a second man is dead and one more is missing after they all fell into the Arkansas River early Thursday.

Tulsa Fire Department Capt. Stan May says the second man was pulled out of the river Thursday afternoon -- several hours after the first victim was recovered.

Authorities say one of the men went into rushing water near a low-water dam in midtown to go noodling -- or attempt to catch a fish with his hands.

May says the man started to struggle in the water, so two others went in to help him.

Tulsa authorities say all three men eventually went underwater.

Crews have sent out several rescue boats in search of the missing man and have temporarily shut down the dam to aid their search.

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