UPDATE – Police have identified the man who drowned in Lake Beaverfork Saturday afternoon.

35-year-old, Derek Collins died after his boat capsized.


CONWAY, Ark. — A man is dead after a boat capsized on Lake Beaverfork, police say two children were rescued from the water.

The identity of the man has not been released.
The call went out shortly after 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Conway police say people nearby heard a cry for help, witnesses saw a boat capsize with an adult man and two children on board.
Witnesses were able to rescue the two young children, an eight-year-old girl and four-year-old boy, but could not locate the man.

Divers located the body of a 35-year-old-man and pulled it from the lake an hour and a half later.

The children were transported to the hospital where they were treated and released.

Police say this incident is still under investigation and the name of the victim is not being released at this time.