Man dies in canoeing accident at War Eagle on Saturday

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A man is dead after a canoeing accident on Saturday afternoon according to the Benton County Sheriff Office.

Ross Tharp, 33, got caught up under the water after going over the spillway, according to Sgt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff Office.

First responders gave CPR at the scene to Tharp, but he did not recover and was pronounced dead.

Mayor of Decatur, Bob Tharp, took to Facebook the day of the accident saying this:

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