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Arkansas sheriff dies in flood rescue try

Posted at 9:35 PM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 20:28:02-04

By CNN Staff

(CNN) — An Arkansas sheriff died early Friday during a rescue attempt at a home deluged by floodwaters, officials said.

Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter apparently drowned in the swiftwater rescue attempt, according to Keith Stephens, spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Two people at the home and a state wildlife officer with Carpenter were missing, Stephens said.

Scott County is about 150 miles west of Little Rock, near the Oklahoma border.

CNN’s Joe Sutton contributed to this report.