Woman Dies in Kayak Accident on the Buffalo National River

The accident happened about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

HARRISON, AR- A 79-year-old woman drowned after her head struck a tree and her kayak overturned on the Buffalo National River.

It happened at a location upstream from the Ozark campground.

A friend kayaking with the woman was unable to get the woman's head abover water.

Boaters floating down the river came upon the scene and assisted with turning the kayak upright and getting the deceased out of the kayak.

Her identity has not been released.

Authorities say the woman is from Vermont.

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