Mother dies same day daugh­ter’s body re­cov­ered

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

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.

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