More Information Including Names of Individuals Swept Away By Water Released

by: Bryce Derrickson, Ozarks First

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is reporting one person dead, one rescued and one missing after being swept off a low water crossing.

Sunday, at around 6:12 p.m., Carroll County Dispatch received a call of people in the water and a possible drowning at the low water bridge on County Road 818.

The press release states that two brothers were at the location getting ready to leave. One of the brothers, Sher Soe, 22, said he was going to let the water sweep him away and ride the current down the creek.

A witness says Sher walked out and the water swept him off his feet, causing him to be pulled into the creek just below the low water bridge and was sucked under the strong current.

Waeh Soe, 27, witnessed his brother being swept under and jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue him, which resulted in Waeh also being taken under by the current, according to the press release.

A thrid person, Jose Camaocho, witnessed the event transpire and went into the water to assist the two brothers. Jose was able to escape the rushing water and return to shore.

The body of Sher was recovered downstream, a short time later by people who were in the area. Sher was pronounced dead at the scene.

A search and rescue operation has been set up by the Mennonite Search and Rescue Team to locate Waeh.

Crews from Oak Grove, Green Forest Fire Department, Alpena, MDS, CCSO, Carroll County SORT team and K-9 are currently searching for the missing person. They have also requested a swift water team from Harrison, Arkansas.

Around 50 total rescue personnel were involved in the initial response.

If you have any information contact. Assistant Chief Mike McKelvey at 870-350-1499.

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