Missing Fishermen Pulled Safely from Little Red River


HEBER SPRINGS, AR - Outside of being wet and very cold, two fishermen who fell into the frigid waters of the Little Red River this afternoon after their boat capsized are apparently okay after being safely pulled from the river.

The two anglers were rescued around 2:45 p.m., after their boat overturned around 2 p.m.

The names of the fishermen have not yet been released.  Several emergency responders from Cleburne County were involved in, or assisted with, the rescue.  The fishermen were taken to a Searcy hospital for observation.

HEBER SPRINGS, AR (KAIT) - Emergency responders in Cleburne County at this hour are en route to the Little Red River near Heber Springs, where two fishermen are reported missing after their boat capsized around 2 p.m.

Reports indicate that one of the fishermen was seen swimming in the river, but then disappeared from site.

No other details are available at this time.  Region 8 News will bring you updates as details become available.