Man goes missing when boat sinks in Red River

Authorities suspend their search near Index bridge in Southwest Arkansas until Monday morning

Man goes missing when boat sinks; woman swims safely to shore

MILLER COUNTY, Ark.. (KSLA) — The search for a boater who has gone missing in Red River has been suspended for the night.

(Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)

Southwest Arkansas authorities say their efforts will resume Monday morning.

The boat had some sort of problem, started taking on water and sank near the Index bridge between Texarkana and Ashdown about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Miller County authorities say.

A woman who was in the boat swam to shore.

And “when they turned around to look, they didn’t see him anymore,” said Joe Bennett, of the Miller County Office of Emergency Management.

Authorities say they found no sign of the boat or the missing boater Sunday.

“We are not sure if he was able to swim farther down and get onto shore or what,” Bennett said.

Arkansas and Texas wildlife agents and others are involved in the search for the man.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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