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Two Airlifted Following ATV Accident

BY MELANIE BUCK –

Two people were airlifted following an ATV accident Tuesday night on Polk Road 94, near an old iron bridge. The call came in to the command center around 9:30 p.m. Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Rocky and Shady Fire Department First Responders arrived in response to the accident and rescued the pair.

The occupants were Jacob Ezell of Norwood, Missouri and Melanie Woods of Ava, Missouri, both age 23. Both occupants were ejected from the ATV, causing them and the 4-wheeler to roll down a 20-foot embankment to a creek. Ezell complained of neck and back pain, while Woods complained of pain to her left leg.

Woods was airlifted from an area close to the scene while Ezell was taken to Mena Regional Health System and airlifted. The patients were flown to St. Vincent in Hot Springs.

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