Drowning Victim

cleburne county sheriff's office

A 17-year old is dead after apparently drowning in the waters near Trouble Island.

Cleburne County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Damsite Park around 10:30am Saturday morning after reports of the juvenile falling into the water.

Deputies, along with members from the Corps of Engineers Rangers, North Star EMS, Heber Springs Police and Fire Departments, and Cleburne County Search and Rescue assisted in locating the teen. At approximately 10:50am, divers pulled the teen’s body out of the water.

North Star EMS transported the victim to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No further details are being released at this time.

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