Buffalo National River
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Tue June 4, 2013

Searchers Find Missing Man's Body In Buffalo River

Buffalo National River
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Authorities have recovered the body of a Texas man who died while swimming in the Buffalo National River over the weekend.

Authorities say 27-year-old Stephen Carney of Austin had been missing since Friday afternoon when he dove off a 25-foot bluff into the river and never surfaced.

Officials with Newton County Search and Rescue say Carney's friends began looking for him immediately but high waters slowed the effort. The water was above normal levels and somewhat muddy.

Glenn Wheeler with Newton County Search and Rescue says a firefighter from Harrison found Carney's body Sunday afternoon in about 5 feet of water.