Drowning claims mom, teen after incident at War Eagle Creek

Two people dead after drowning in War Eagle Creek

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- A mother and her 13-year-old daughter are dead after drowning in War Eagle Creek Friday night.

Rescuers found the teen Sunday after two days of searching. The mother died in the hospital Sunday afternoon, after diving in to save her daughter Friday night.

The trouble began when the teen and another girl called for help, while swimming near the War Eagle Bridge. That's when 31-year-old Kristi Wylie and another man dove in after them.

Both Wylie and her daughter ended up sinking. Rescuers got the mother out, but she had been hospitalized until Sunday. The man reached the shore safely and the other teen was not hurt.

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