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Jefferson County river rescue saves man's life

A man is safe and warm after being rescued from the Arkansas River in Jefferson County. (Photo: KATV)

A man is safe and warm after being rescued from the Arkansas River in Jefferson County.

Reports say Danny Mitchell, of Kingsland, was fishing on the river near the Rising Star recreation area between Dumas and Pine Bluff, when he noticed his boat was starting to sink.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, a reserve patrol, and the Swan Lake Volunteer Fire Department were called to help search for Mitchell shortly after 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Authorities say they also called residents in the area who had boats to help in the search.

A few hours later, Mitchell was found clinging to his boat that was flipped upside down.

Mitchell was treated for his injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

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