Man dies in AR River while attempting to save 3 girls

Eighteen-year-old Eric Antonio lost his life on Sunday while saving 3 children from drowning in the Arkansas River. 

The three girls are ages, 5, 14 and 17. All three were treated at the hospital and are expected to be okay.

Antonio's body was recovered by searchers in the Arkansas River near Barling. Authorities say he jumped into the water after seeing the girls get caught in a current. He saved 2 girls. The third made it back to shore on her own. At that point, Antonio went under, and did not resurface. 

The man died a hero. Thoughts and prayers to his family. 

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