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Bluff Jump on Buffalo River Injures Little Rock Man

Saturday afternoon accident happened at Grinders Ferry, a popular swimming and diving site in Searcy County.
SEARCY COUNTY, AR - A Little Rock man has been hospitalized after suffering injuries in a jump from a bluff on the Buffalo River.

It happened Saturday afternoon around 2:30 at Grinders Ferry, a popular swimming and diving site east of Highway 65 near St. Joe.

Ethan Brown, 19, was in stable condition at last report, after being flown to a Little Rock hospital.

Park officials say Brown was on a float trip with others from the Little Rock area when the accident occurred.

Some off-duty paramedics in the area when Brown was injured sent a radio message to Searcy County 911. They were first on scene, followed by National Park Service rangers.
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