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Jonesboro Woman Killed in Boating Accident on Norfork Lake

Updated at 8:27 a.m. CDT on 4/12/07

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - A boating accident on Norfork Lake in northern Arkansas has taken the life of a Jonesboro woman and injured her husband.  Authorities said a flat-bottomed boat in which the two were riding capsized yesterday, throwing them into the water.

**UPDATE** The victims have been identified as 56-year-old Deloris Smith, who was killed, and the injured as Jimmy Smith.

Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said the accident occured about 2:30 p.m. in the lake's southern reaches, near the community of Jordan in southeastern Baxter County.  The man was flown to a hospital at Mountain Home for treatment of hypothermia, or a body temperature that had dropped too low.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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