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Accident Information File


08-31-2004
The body of a missing Clark County, Ariz., man was recovered two days after he had gone missing while on a fishing trip. The 33-year-old man apparently drowned in the former gravel pit while fishing from a homemade boat. Search and rescue personnel were using two small boats and spotlights when they discovered the victim's body floating on the surface, according to Arkadelphia Fire Chief Buddy Manning. His boat had capsized along the west shore of the pond. Nowlin Pond, as the old pit is known, has water depths of up to 25 feet in some areas. Several agencies participated in the search, including Clark County Fire and Rescue, Arkadelphia police, Clark County Sheriff's Office, Caddo Valley Fire Department and the Game & Fish Commission. The local Office of Emergency Management set up its mobile command post at the pond, and the Red Cross provided food and support for personnel. (Source: Arkadelphia, Ariz., Daily Siftings Herald)