LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Emergency crews rescued a child who was swept away by floodwater Wednesday in Van Buren, according to KATV content partner KFSM Channel 5 News.
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The TV station reported that a boy was swept into a culvert on an access road near Rena Road and the Interstate 40 bridge. The boy, who was said to be 8 or 9 years old, was reportedly swept under the bridge and came out at Rena Road.
Police reported that the boy survived. Information on his condition was not immediately known.
Roadways flooded Wednesday in Van Buren after nearly three inches of rain fell in one hour.