Missing boater found in Red River deceased

Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – Authorities have found the body of the missing boater in Red River Monday evening.

According to Miller County Sherriff’s Office, the body of 48-year-old, Charlie Marshall, of Lewisville, Arkansas was found between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

PHOTO: DEBBIE WHITE

According to Joe Bennet with the Miller County Office of Emergency Management, the accident happened on June 28 between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m.

Two people were out on a boat at the index bridge, they traveled a quarter-mile before the boat started to go under. The victims tried to get the boat to the bank but were unsuccessful.

A woman who was in the boat swam to shore. According to Bennett, the woman says when she turned around she did not see Marshall or the boat.

A few items of the boat were recovered on Sunday evening. Authorities say they found no sign of the boat or Marshall on Sunday.

An autopsy is being done by Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock.

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