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Search Continues for Missing Maintenance Worker

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - The river search continues today for a maintenance worker who disappeared Tuesday morning from lock #2 dam in Batesville.

Independence County officials say that the search for 26-year old Heath Baird will continue with divers searching along the dam and power plant.

Water flow will also be lowered today to around six inches over the dam so the current will be less troublesom for divers.  Divers also face the problem of the ice-cold waters.  Close to the bottom of the water, temperatures registered as below freezing at 31 degrees Farenheit.

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