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19 year old drowns

Investigators are referring to the Prosecuting Attorney an incident that left a 19 year old dead, after apparently drowning.
PULASKI COUNTY, AR – Investigators are referring to the Prosecuting Attorney an incident that left a 19 year old dead, after apparently drowning. It happened just before 1:00am Saturday morning.

The victim is identified as 19 year old Cody Edward Smalling, of North Little Rock. Reports from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office say it happened at the Jeffery Stone Quarries, near North Little Rock.

The Pulaski Sheriff’s Office report states Zackary Johnston told them he and some friends were at the location to swim and just hang out. Two members of the group jumped from the cliff and thought Smalling was jumping with them but he didn’t. Johnston told investigators 19 year old Adam Lawrence of Maumelle asked Smalling why he had not jumped, then pushed him from the cliff.

Smalling hit the water and never resurfaced. Divers found the 19 year old’s body just before 4:30am Saturday. The Sheriff’s Office report says everyone there were issued citations for criminal trespassing and released at the scene. The matter is being referred to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further review to determine whether other charges are warranted.

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