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Fatal boating accident reported, due to sinkhole

A sinkhole developed this weekend on the Spring River in Fulton County, leading to a fatal boating accident, officials said Sunday. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page) A sinkhole developed this weekend on the Spring River in Fulton County, leading to a fatal boating accident, officials said Sunday. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)
Officials were at the Spring River in Fulton County after a fatal boating accident, possibly caused by a sinkhole. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page) Officials were at the Spring River in Fulton County after a fatal boating accident, possibly caused by a sinkhole. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)
FULTON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

According to a post on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page, the agency is asking anyone floating on the Spring River in Fulton County to avoid the Sadler Falls area after a fatal boating accident. 

A sinkhole developed below the falls near Dead Man's Curve, officials say, noting the accident happened around noon on June 9. 

The AGFC, along with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fulton County, have built buoys and roped off the area where the whirlpool is located, officials said. 

The river is still open, but officials ask people not to breach the barricaded area. 

Engineers will be in the area this week to check on the situation. 

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

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