Man Falls from Bluff in Searcy County, AR

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by Sam Clanton

 

SNOWBALL, Ark. – A hiking trip near the Buffalo National River in Searcy County turns fatal for a man from Forth Smith.

Sheriff Joey Pruitt says 60-year-old Harry Smith fell 60 feet Saturday afternoon while hiking on the Ozark Highland Trail in the area of Punch Bowl Falls near the Newton County line.

Rescue workers from Witt Springs, Snowball, Pelsor and Lurton assisted the U-S Forestry Service, Arkansas Game and Fish and medical crews from Harrison in the recovery of Smith’s body.

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