Search Resumes For Those Missing After Ark. Flood

LANGLEY, Ark. -- The search has resumed in Arkansas for nearly two dozen people missing after flood waters swept through a campground.

The search had been suspended Saturday night because it was too dangerous to continue as darkness fell upon the rocky terrain.

At least 18 people have been killed by the floods. The victims were from Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

The last time someone was found alive was late Friday morning.

Only two bodies were found Saturday as swollen rivers subsided and anguished relatives awaiting word of loved ones grew more frustrated, knowing that at some point the search mission would become one of recovery.

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CADDO GAP, Ark. -- The daunting search for dozens of missing after flood waters tore through an Arkansas campground has been made even more difficult because records of who was there were also washed away.

At least 16 people were killed in the flooding early Friday at a campsite in the Ouachita National Forest.

The search for the missing resumes this morning. It's expected to take several more days -- and perhaps even weeks.

Crews planned to use ATVs, canoes and horses as they search rough terrain.

Authorities don't even know how many people are missing.

Visitors to the 54-union campground called Albert Pike Recreation Area must sign a log when they take a spot.

But that registry was carried away by the flood waters.

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  • by Weeks? on Jun 12, 2010 at 01:40 PM
    If British Petroleum was conducting the search, it might be more like months.

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