Wildlife Officer Joel Campora Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas End of Watch: Friday, May 31, 2013

Wildlife Officer Joel Campora | Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, ArkansasArkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas

Wildlife Officer Joel Campora

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas
End of Watch: Friday, May 31, 2013

Biographical Info

Age: 32
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Drowned
Date of Incident: May 31, 2013
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (501) 223-6300

Wildlife Officer Joel Campora and Sheriff Cody Carpenter, of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, drowned while assisting victims of an overnight flash flood along the Fourche Lefave River near Y City, Arkansas.
They had responded by boat to a 911 call at a home in the flooded area along the river. They both exited the boat and entered the home to assist two female victims who were trapped inside. At some point the officers, victims, and boat were swept away by the rising water. Sheriff Carpenter’s body was located the following morning while Officer Campora’s body was recovered three days later one mile downstream.

Searchers found the body of missing Arkansas Game and Fish wildlife officer Joel Campora on Sunday morning.

Authorities said Campora’s body was recovered at approximately 9:30 a.m. about 1 1/2 miles from where he had gone into the raging waters of Mill Creek.

Campora, 32, and Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter, 41, were working together to rescue two women from a flooded home off Highway 71 early Friday morning in Scott County when all four were overwhelmed by the rising flood waters. Other deputies at the scene heard a loud noise, and Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck said the rising water from Mill Creek had caused the home to collapse on itself.

Carpenter’s body was found Friday morning about one mile downstream from the destroyed home. Campora’s body was found about half a mile from where Carpenter’s had been found.

One of the women’s bodies was found Saturday afternoon in a field near the Fourche River bridge on Highway 71. Authorities said the search for the remaining woman is ongoing.

More than 200 officers from local, state and federal agencies are involved in the search. Authorities have not identified either of the women.

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