Man drowns in White River after boat flips

Man dead after boat flips on White River

NORFORK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say an Arkansas man has drowned after the boat he was in flipped on the White River in northern Arkansas.

Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says 47-year-old John Webb of Mountain View died in the accident near the unincorporated community of Buffalo City.

Montgomery said Webb and another man were boating when the boat overturned about 1 p.m. Friday. Montgomery said the second man managed to reach shore safely and was rescued.

The sheriff says Webb's body was spotted in rolling water about 1:45 p.m. and was pulled from the water about 50 minutes later.

© 2017 Associated Press


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