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Authorities identify drowning victim on Black River

Published: Oct. 2, 2019 at 9:46 PM CDT
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CLAY COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A man has been identified as the victim of the drowning on the Black River Wednesday, according to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller.

Ricky Boak of Marmaduke died in the drowning, Miller said.

Clay County authorities, along with state emergency crews, responded to the scene of the drowning.

Emergency crews went to the railroad trestle crossing on the Black River at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Earlier Wednesday, Miller said the Clay County Coroner’s office also went to the scene and has the body. The body will be sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s office in Little Rock for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Region 8 News will have more details as they become available.

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