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.

File photo: The Benton County Dive Team and the county coroner 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 Rogers drowned about 20 to ...

A woman cries hysterically Friday while talking to a Benton County Sheriff's Office deputy and members of the Beaver Lake Fire Department after Jeffre...

Margaret McCain; right; points out an area in Beaver Lake to deputy Ivan Torres of the Benton County Sheriff's Office where crews searched for Jeffrey...

Boaters drop a buoy about 20 to 30 yards offshore while assisting Benton County Sheriff's Office deputies and the Beaver Lake Fire Department searchin...

Members of the Benton County Dive Team ready gear to recover the body of a man Friday, July 20, 2012, at Beaver Lake.

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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