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Horseshoe Bend drowning victim's name released

HORSHOE BEND, AR (KAIT) – Authorities say they found the body of a kayaker on Crown Lake in Horseshoe Bend.

According to the Cross County Sheriff Department, the body of Howard Dickey, 25, of Melbourne was recovered Monday morning at 7:45.

Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said at 1 p.m. Sunday, his office was told that a kayak had capsized with two men aboard. He says the caller told them one man had been rescued, but the other was still missing.

The sheriff department's dive team, teams from Independence County, the Hardy Police Department Water Rescue unit, officers of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force helped in the search for Dickey.

Due to lightening and storms, the search was cut off Sunday evening, but resumed dragging operations and search efforts early Monday morning.

At the time of the accident, winds were fast and lake conditions were rough, according to Sheriff Lawrence.

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