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Hunter trapped by rising water in Malvern

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - A main road in Malvern near the Acme Brick factory was blocked off by high water on Saturday.

The Malvern Swift Water Rescue Team had to launch from the area near Chapman Creek after water flooded onto Grigsby Ford Road near South Walco Road.

According to officials, a hunter had become trapped by rising water near this intersection earlier in the evening of November 28.

Hot Spring County has set up barricades warning drivers away from the area. Joey Norwood, an Assistant Chief with the Malvern Fire Department said that the hunter called the department after he realized the water had isolated him on some high ground. The victim knew he wouldn't be able to get his truck through the rising water.

The team launched a boat and managed to get him out safely.

In addition, there were some homes in a neighborhood nearby this incident that Chief Norwood said were prone to flooding. He told THV11 that those homes are usually okay, but officials are keeping an eye on the situation as the rain continues.