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story.lead_photo.caption Officials from the Hickory Creek Fire Department search the waters Friday, March 3, 2017, from a department boat on Beaver Lake near U.S. 412 east of Springdale.

A man drowned in Beaver Lake on Friday while trying to retrieve a boat that had drifted away, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The man, who was not been identified, was about eight feet from a boat ramp located off of Vaughn Road near Springdale.

The sheriff's office, Benton County Dive Team and others responded to the scene after a witness said he saw a person swimming toward the boat but then went under water and didn't resurface.

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