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Hardy city worker rescued after falling into Spring River

HARDY, AR (KAIT) – A Hardy city worker was injured after falling into the Spring River Friday.

According to Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose, a 60-year-old city worker was weed-eating along the riverbank in Loberg Park when the bank collapsed into the Spring River.

The worker hit his head on a tree and then fell into the river, but was able to hold onto a limb. The worker was able to reach his cell phone and call for help. The worker spent around 20 minutes in the water before being rescued.

He was taken by ambulance to The White River Medical Center in Batesville, where his condition is unknown at this time.

Chief Rose said the bank had been undercut by flooding, and it was unknown at the time to be in that condition.

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