Man Drowns While Swimming In Beaver Lake

Posted: July 20, 2012 at 2:41 p.m.
Updated: July 20, 2012 at 8:48 p.m.

The Benton County Dive Team and the county coroner Friday at Beaver Lake, where a man is believed to have drowned.

Family members and strangers scoured the banks of Beaver Lake yelling “Jeffrey” on Friday afternoon.


A Benton County Sheriff's deputy looks across Beaver Lake as a woman cries hysterically Friday after Jeffrey Wayne Wall of Ro... (By: Samantha Baker) (Credit: STAFF PHOTO)


A woman cries hysterically Friday while talking to a Benton County Sheriff's Office deputy and members of the Beaver Lake Fir... (By: Samantha Baker) (Credit: STAFF PHOTO)


Margaret McCain; right; points out an area in Beaver Lake to deputy Ivan Torres of the Benton County Sheriff's Office where c... (By: Samantha Baker) (Credit: STAFF PHOTO)


Boaters drop a buoy about 20 to 30 yards offshore while assisting Benton County Sheriff's Office deputies and the Beaver Lake... (By: Samantha Baker) (Credit: STAFF PHOTO)


Members of the Benton County Dive Team ready gear to recover the body of a man Friday, July 20, 2012, at Beaver Lake. (By: Samantha Baker) (Credit: Northwest Arkansas Newspapers)

At A Glance

2012 Drownings

There have been four drownings in Benton County this summer:

  • Jerry Wall, 42, of Rogers drowned Friday in the Old Prairie Creek area of Beaver Lake.
  • Dustin Ridenoure, 15, of Gateway, drowned June 2 near Indian Creek on Beaver Lake.
  • Gildardo DeLeon Velazquez, 40, of Decatur, drowned June 3 at Crystal Lake near Decatur.
  • Alfredo Caballero, 16, of Rogers, drowned May 15 in the Horseshoe Bend area of Beaver Lake.

Source: Staff Report

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