Police Identify Woman Killed In Floods In Eureka Springs

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EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) — A woman died in Eureka Springs during severe weather on Saturday (April 29).

Search and rescue teams recovered 24-year-old Montana Widener Sunday (April 30) in a creek near North Main Street, according to fire chief Nick Samack.

Widener was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Saturday (April 29) in an inner tube on North Main Street when her friends saw her go under the water and fail to resurface, Samack said.

Crews from the fire department, Carroll County Emergency Management, Carroll County Search & Rescue and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office searched in the storms until 2 a.m., Samack said, but didn’t find her body until about 9:40 a.m. Sunday.



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