Boat Crash in Arkansas River Leaves Several Hurt
A small boat carrying several people crashed into a buoy where the Poteau River meets the Arkansas River near the Garrison Avenue bridge on Saturday evening.
A group of recreational boaters came in from Oklahoma for a weekend excursion down the Arkansas River. One of the boats clipped one of the buoys on the river, causing the boaters to lose control and slam into the rocky bank near the Garrison bridge, said Battalion Chief Tery Graves with the Fort Smith Fire Department.
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