One Juvenile Drowns & Four Others Injured In River Accident

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JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) —  One female juvenile has died, two male juveniles are critically injured and two female adults were injured in a drowning near the remote community of Oark Sunday (July 9) evening.

Johnson County Sheriff Larry Jones said they responded to a drowning call shortly after 5 p.m. at Hwy. 103 near the community of Oark, and when they arrived the found a 10-year-old girl who had died from drowning.

Sheriff Jones said one male juvenile and one female adult were airlifted to the Arkansas Children’s after being recovered from the water and having CPR performed. Both have since been released.

One male juvenile and the other adult female were transported to the hospital via ambulance. The woman has since been released, but the boy is still at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The women are believed to be the mothers of the juveniles.

This is a developing situation.  Stay with 5News as we continue to receive information.

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