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Posted on: August 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Kayak Park Closed

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A body has been found during this morning's search and rescue operations at the Siloam Springs Kayak Park. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated for the family involved and first responders on the scene.

Interim Police Chief Scott Miller expressed tremendous gratitude towards the Benton County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue and the Benton County Search and Rescue for their unwavering dedication and support in assisting first responders with the search for the missing individual.

Updates will continue to be provided as available. The Kayak Park remains closed at this time.



The Siloam Springs Kayak Park is temporarily closed due to an ongoing search and rescue operation in coordination with Benton County authorities. A reported swimmer is missing, and our utmost priority is the safety of all individuals involved. We kindly ask for your thoughts and prayers for the missing swimmer's family and for the first responders on the scene. We will provide updates as they become available.

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