PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. – Nearly 24 hours after they disappeared in the waters of Lake Maumelle, the bodies of two boaters have been found.

The men were located late Thursday afternoon.

The search for Anthony Mayfield of Perryville and Joseph Greenway of Paron started around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday after drivers on Highway 10 saw an empty boat and the men struggling in the water.

More than a dozen searchers had been taking part in the operation in an area off Highway 10 outside Bigelow.

Officials say the men were found only a few feet apart from each other and neither one was wearing a life jacket.

Arkansas Game and Fish officials said a GPS device helped them narrow down the boaters’ location.

The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office removed the bodies from the scene.