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Police: 3 Believed Missing in Ark. Flash Floods

Sunday, 13 Jun 2010 11:03 AM

 

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Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says searchers are looking for no more than three missing people believed to have been in a campground devastated by flash flooding.

Authorities had received reports of up to two dozen missing campers. But Sadler said Sunday that authorities don't believe most of those people were in the campground during the flash flooding.

Eighteen people have been confirmed killed in flash floods that swept through the popular Albert Pike Recreation Area before dawn on Friday.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

LANGLEY, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says searchers are looking for no more than three missing people believed to have been in a campground devastated by flash flooding.

Authorities had received reports of up to two dozen missing campers. But Sadler said Sunday that authorities don't believe most of those people were in the campground during the flash flooding.

Eighteen people have been confirmed killed in flash floods that swept through the popular Albert Pike Recreation Area before dawn on Friday.

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