Bystander rescues man who nearly drowned in McDonald County

Published: Aug. 9, 2020 at 11:53 AM CDT
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MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A bystander is credited for rescuing a man who nearly drowned Saturday afternoon in McDonald County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it happened around 2:20 p.m. Saturday in the Elk River, less than a mile downstream from Pineville.

According to MSHP reports, a 27-year-old Arkansas man was swimming behind a raft and was believed to be passed out.

A bystander noticed the man and pulled him from the water. The man was revived with help from CPR and sent to a hospital in Rogers, Arkansas for treatment.

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