Search for missing in Ark. flood could take weeks

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Associated Press

Posted on June 12, 2010 at 5:04 AM

CADDO GAP, Ark. (AP) — The daunting search for dozens of missing after floodwaters 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 floodwaters.

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