Child Drowns in Ouachita River near Chidester

OUACHITA COUNTY, Ark. - A three-year-old boy has died in an apparent drowning.

It happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Tates Bluff Bridge on Hwy. 86 near Chidester.

According to a report from the Ouachita County Sheriff's Office, investigators were told that the child had been playing with other children when the person watching them realized the little boy was no longer in the group.

A man who was standing in the Ouachita River told officials he saw the child floating face down and that he ran and grabbed him out of the water and started CPR on the tailgate of a truck.

The child was pronounced dead after being taken to Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden.


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