Fisherman Rescued in White River

1A fly fisherman is rescued after he was stranded in the White River yesterday after near Cotter.

According to a report, 35-year-old Bryan Bailey of Murphy, Texas was wading in the river and became stranded after the Bull Shoals Dam turned on its generators and the river started to rise.

Bailey reportedly crossed the river and was fishing near an island. He didn’t realize the water was rising and called 911 when it became apparent he wasn’t going to make it to the other side of the river:


That was Dylan Gamble from the Cotter Trout Dock.

Murphy is reportedly uninjured in the incident which took place around 1 p.m.


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