Stretching across four states, the Red River is the second-largest river basin in the Southern Great plains.
Rescue crews often put themselves in harm’s way just looking for victims of the big Red.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission employees are still searching the river for someone who fell into the water in June.
A woman, her father, and boyfriend were out fishing, and when they tried to anchor their boat, it overturned.
The woman was later rescued by a passing boater, but the other two men were no where to be found.
“The Red River is really one of the harder rivers to deal with on a search because of the moving sand,” said Captain Jackie Runion, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
The woman’s father was found several days later about 20 miles down from where he went into the water.
The search continues for the other man.
“We’re not going to schedule boats everyday right now, but we’re not going to give up,” said Runion.
Captain Runion said one of the biggest challenges in any search is the river’s dangerous curves and murky bottoms.