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Update: Greers Ferry Lake Drowning Victims Found

A brother and sister went under Saturday afternoon. Their bodies were found Monday night.
Update (July 2):
CLEBURNE COUNTY, AR (News Release) - At approximately 9:45 last night the bodies of Chetana Armbya and Narain Armbya were recovered from Greers Ferry Lake. After being located by a sonar team from the Missouri Highway Patrol in 33 feet of water both victims were recovered by the Arkansas Game and Fish dive team.

The search, which started Saturday was coordinated by the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office and involved the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas Game and Fish, Cove Creek Fire Department, Corp of Engineers, the Missouri Highway Patrol, and numerous local volunteers.

The hard work and resources provided by all these agencies and individuals is deeply appreciated.  

Original story (June 30):
CLEBURNE COUNTY, AR - Rescue crews return to Greers Ferry Lake Sunday to locate the bodies of two siblings who officials say drowned on Saturday. Investigators have identified the victims as Chetana Arbya, 26, and Narain Armbya, 33.

Witnesses told investigators that Chetana began having trouble in the water yesterday and her brother Narain stepped in to save her. Officials believe the two then disappeared under water. Witnesses say eight family members and friends were out on a 24-foot pontoon boat they rented for a day out on the lake.  Around 11:30 am the woman, jumped in for a swim. Cleburne County deputies say the victims went down in 90 feet of water.

Boats equipped with sonar were called in to search the bottom of the lake, but because of the depth, it's a difficult recovery effort.
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