Mother dies same day daughter’s body recovered
A woman who had jumped into a river to save her teenage daughter died Sunday afternoon, just hours after searchers found the 13-year-old’s body, said Sgt. Shannon Jenkins, spokeswoman for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
Kristin Wylie, 31, of Rogers died around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Jenkins did not know the name of the hospital where Wylie died.
The girl’s name will not be released, Jenkins said. Her body was found around 7:30 a.m. Sunday near War Eagle Mill.
The girl was swimming with another teen in an area of the White River that feeds into Beaver Lake when she went under the water and did not resurface around 4:41 p.m. Friday. Wylie and a family friend dived into the water to try to save the teen, who did not swim well, she said.
Bystanders pulled Wylie out of the water and one gave her CPR until emergency workers arrived, law enforcement said previously. She was taken to the hospital where she died.
The family friend and other teen are both safe, law enforcement said.
The river was not at dangerous levels Friday, Jenkins said.
The area where the girls were swimming is at 11045 War Eagle Road, according to a news release.
Assisting in the search were: Benton County Dive Team, Tri-County Search and Rescue, Mennonite Disaster Services, Arkansas Game and Fish, Rogers Rescue Teams and War Eagle Mill, according to the release.
No further information was available Sunday.