One Man Dead After Boating Accident on Lake Norfork

BAXTER COUNTY, AR -- A man is dead after an apparent accident on Lake Norfork.

At approximately 6:00 p.m., two people on jet skis reported finding a body on the lake.

The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office and Corp Rangers responded.

Searchers found the body as well as a boat that was submerged in the water.

The area where the body was found is known as Cove 1-C, located east of Woods Point, near the Fulton County Line.

Although Identification was recovered from the body, and the boat registration checked back to the believed victim, the name of the victim is not being released pending the positive identification of the person and the notification of relatives. 

Sheriff John Montgomery says it is hoped the recovery of the boat will reveal clues to  help investigators better determine the sequence of events that led to the death.

The body has been sent to the Arkansas Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock to determine the cause and manner of death as well as to make positive identification.

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