- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HASTY, Ark. (AP) - National Park Service officials say an Arkansas woman has died in a canoeing accident on the Buffalo National River.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1VWpWLh ) reports that Kristen Johnson of Conway drowned when the canoe she was in overturned near the Hasty access point in the Upper District of the river. She was seen as she went underwater, but never resurfaced.

Johnson’s body was recovered later Sunday evening near where the canoe capsized after authorities from five different agencies responded to the scene.

National Park Service spokesman Caven Clark says Johnson was between 25 and 30 years old.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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