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Rules For Rescuers Can't Predict Storm Turns

The chief of enforcement for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says there's no sign that a wildlife officer and the Scott County sheriff violated regulations when they tried to rescue two women during a flash flood May 31.

Game officer Joel Campora, Sheriff Cody Carpenter and the two women died, along with a fifth person, after the Fourche LaFave River surged after heavy rains fell near Y City.

Col. Jack Crow of the Game and Fish Commission says officers have to risk their lives at times and that the job required them to venture out for the rescue effort. An investigation remains open, but Crow said there's no indication that the men shouldn't have attempted a rescue.

Crow says sacrifice is part of the job for public safety officers.  

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