Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Deadly Sinkhole on Spring River in Fulton County

US Man Dies Trying To Help After Sinkhole Creates Dangerous Whirlpool Deadly Sinkhole on Spring River in Fulton County
Steven Clarke | 14 June, 2018, 19:25

After a man drowned, officials in northern Arkansas are warning paddlers of a sinkhole that's created a unsafe whirlpool below the Sadler Falls on the Spring River.

At least one boater died Saturday after a sinkhole opened on the bed of Spring River in northern Arkansas, creating a whirlpool, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. "He was trying to get to them to help right at the top of the falls", Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Keith Stephens tells the Springfield News-Leader.

Despite the sinkhole, the river remains open while officials warn visitors who may canoe or kayak in the area.

The large sinkhole led to a whirlpool that caused the deadly boating incident, according to authorities.

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Reid, from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said that in such cases when the riverbed breaks away, the water must go somewhere and, in the process, creates a current "like a bathtub drain".

The AGFC, along with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fulton County, have built buoys and roped off the area where the whirlpool is located, officials said.

The commission says engineers will examine the area this week.

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