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June 14th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

One person still missing in Arkansas flooding, governor says

Langley, Arkansas (CNN) - One person remained missing Monday from last week's flash flood at an Arkansas campground that left 19 dead, but "there's still a possibility there could be others," Gov. Mike Beebe told CNN.

Rescuers found a 19th body over the weekend about half to three-quarters of a mile downstream from the campground, Arkansas State Police Capt. Mike Fletcher told reporters. Eighteen of the 19 bodies recovered so far have been identified, Fletcher said.

A wall of water swept through the Albert Pike Recreation Area before dawn Friday, when most campers were sleeping. The park is located along the Caddo and Little Missouri rivers, and the flood struck so quickly there was little chance for campers to escape, officials said.

Survivor Terri Rhoeder, who lost her mother, brother and sister-in-law in the tragedy, described for CNN's "American Morning" how quickly the water rose. She had been sleeping outside on an air mattress when she awoke and realized she was floating on the water. Read more


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  1. Shirley

    We haven't seen our next door neighbors since they left for Arkansas, going camping. They always go to Arkansas to camp; but, this is the first time they've been gone this long. The neighbor's name is Steve Laramore. We are concerned about him and his family.

    June 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  2. Shirley

    We haven't seen our next door neighbors since they left for Arkansas, going camping. They always go to Arkansas to camp; but, this is the first time they've been gone this long. The neighbor's name is Steve Laramore. We are concerned about the well being of him and his family.

    June 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm |