Rescuers Find 20th Body in Ark. Flooding

Last person known to have gone missing
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 14, 2010 11:51 AM CDT
Rescuers Find 20th Body in Ark. Flooding
Dr. Carol Gilbert of Roanoke, Va., and her search dog Moki, who is trained to search for human remains, search a flood debris pile near Langley, Ark., Sunday, June 13, 2010.   (Sue Ogrocki)

Search crews today found the 20th victim and last person known to have gone missing when a flash flood swept through a popular Arkansas campground, but they planned to continue looking. A State Police spokesman didn't identify the latest victim, and did not say whether the person was an adult or child. He also didn't say why crews continued searching.

Eighteen of the 20 victims have been publicly identified, and there were seven children age 7 years or younger among them. Dozens of people were feared missing after the flood, but authorities yesterday narrowed their search to just one remaining person. Floodwaters rose as swiftly as 8 feet per hour during a fierce storm early Friday, pouring through the remote valley with such force that they peeled asphalt from roads. (Read more Arkansas stories.)

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