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Update: Child Drowns at Lake Ouachita

Just before 8 p.m. on Friday night, the Garland County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that a child was missing at Spillway Day Use area on Lake Ouachita.
Update (Saturday, 12:09 a.m.)
Police confirmed the child found unresponsive has been pronounced dead by the coroner at Mercy Hospital after being flown there.


Original Story
GARLAND COUNTY, AR -- Just before 8 p.m. on Friday night, the Garland County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that a child was missing at Spillway Day Use area on Lake Ouachita.

Police say the child was swimming with a life jacket on but may have slipped out of it and went underwater.

The child was located soon after by a family member, but was unresponsive. 

The child was taken by helicopter to Mercy Hospital.

Deputies are still on the scene gathering information.
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