Body found in river identified as missing man

Body found in river identified as missing man
Erick Perez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Erick Perez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Authorities recovered the body of a missing man after searching the St. Francis River.

Capt. Justin Rolland with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department says the body was found a quarter of a mile south of an overturned boat just after 9 a.m. Monday.

Rolland confirmed the body is that of Erick Perez of Leachville.

Crews had been searching for the 35-year-old since Saturday after an overturned boat was discovered.

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