Hot Springs City Manager David Watkins has died at a Little Rock hospital this morning from injuries sustained in a fall at his home on Saturday.
Watkins was transported to UAMS yesterday with a broken hip, broken rib and a collapsed lung after reportedly falling down stairs. He passed away there from his injuries, the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record reported. He had been the city manager of Hot Springs since 2012.
Garland County Judge Rick Davis issued the following statement about Watkins’ death on his Facebook page:
Denice and I were saddened to hear of the death of Hot Springs City Manager David Watkins. On behalf of Denice, myself and the residents of Garland County, I want to extend our sympathy and prayers of comfort to Kay and the entire Watkins family. The death of someone who has been important in your life always creates a painful absence and void. We are so sorry for your loss. Words are never adequate in moments like these, but we want the City of Hot Springs and the Watkins family to know that we are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers as they move through this time of mourning and bereavement.