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Kayaker killed on Buffalo National River

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The National Park Service at the Buffalo National River reports an elderly kayaker struck a tree, overturned and drowned Monday.

The accident was reported about 2:30 p.m. upstream from the Ozark Campground.

A pair of women were reportedly floating the river together when the accident occurred.  The witness says she tried to upright her friends kayak after it struck the tree, but was unable to get it turned over and her friends head above water.

National Park Service rangers and Newton County Search and Rescue crews recovered the body.