The Body Of A Man Who Disappeared During A Flood Has Been Found

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HARRISON (KFSM) — The canoeist who disappeared near Kyles Landing in the upper Buffalo River during a flood on Wednesday (April 26) was found Saturday (May 6) morning by National Park Service searchers.

The person was last seen by an observer at Kyles Landing in Newton County and immediately prompted an intensive search effort.

Since last Saturday (April 29) the search was limited to one or two boats looking between Kyles and Erbie Campground.

The body was ultimately recovered approximately five miles downstream from Kyles.

In a press release, the National Park Service wrote, “an incident like this touches all of Buffalo National River staff and the many volunteers who assisted with the search: we deeply regret the family’s loss.”