Man flown to an area hospital after a boating accident on the Black River

At 3:33pm on Sunday reports came in after a man was thrown from his boat on the Black River and injured.  Portia fire department, Black Rock fire department, AET, and Medic One responded to the area . According to a source at the scene, the man was thrown from the boat and received serious injuries. A medical helicopter from Survival Flight was requested to the scene by medics.   The victim was transported to the Powhatan boat ramp by a friend who was boating with him.

Lawrence county sheriff’s deputies and the Arkansas Game and Fish were requested to the scene. The victim was flown to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.  The accident is being investigated by the Arkansas Game and Fish. The victim’s boat was recovered.