Harrison FD: Man & Woman Whose Car Washed Away In Flash Flood, Is A Recovery Effort

Harrison Fire Department Facbook file photo.

HARRISON, Ark. (KFSM) —  The search will continue for the man and woman who are missing — but as of Sunday (Dec. 2) night it’s now being considered a recovery effort, according to Harrison County Fire Chief Marvin Holt.

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A search will continue Sunday (Dec. 2) for two people whose car washed away during a flash flood Friday (Nov. 30) night at Lake Harrison, according to officials.

The car  was swept away near Highland Street, south of Capps Road late Friday  as rain hit the area, said Harrison County Fire Chief Marvin Holt.  It was later recovered wedged under a bridge near West Ridge Avenue.

A search was done at a tunnel that runs from West Stephenson into the lake, but the people were not found.

The entire lake, including the banks, was searched Saturday.  Yell and Pope County emergency crews brought in underwater search equipment.  A robot and dogs are also on scene to help, said Holt.

The Sunday plan includes the  process of draining the small lake — it’s approximately two acres in size on Crooked Creek past the weir on the lake.  Holt said he expects the process to take about two to three days.  “It’s drained every few years, but it’ll take a bit longer now because water is running in.

The names of the man and woman have not been released, but Holt confirmed that they are locals.