SUV found submerged near Beaver Lake, no one injured

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — Benton County and Rogers Fire Department are on the scene of a water rescue Friday morning.

An SUV is submerged in the water at the Monte Ne Boat ramp. The ramp is east of Rogers on the White River on the edge of Beaver Lake.

Right now no one has been found. pic.twitter.com/tZiaFRuSi2

— Alex Durham (@5NEWSAlex) July 28, 2017

According to crews, a neighbor walked down to the water to go fishing and saw the SUV floating in the water and called 911.

Elizabeth Corbin came outside and saw the car in the water-- she didn't see anyone inside. pic.twitter.com/C8nrZue4hl

— Alex Durham (@5NEWSAlex) July 28, 2017

Our sister station, 5NEWS, was on the scene as this story developed.

Rogers Fire says no body found. Next steps-- pull the vehicle out. Identify who it belongs to & contact them. pic.twitter.com/3aOPBuppdg

— Alex Durham (@5NEWSAlex) July 28, 2017

Rogers firefighters said they didn’t find anyone inside the vehicle, and a tow truck came to pull the vehicle out of the water.

A man named John Conners owns the car, according to Sgt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Connors told police that the ordeal was merely an accident. He said it was dark and storming Thursday night and he was driving in an unfamiliar area, so he didn’t realize the road ended. He also said he tried to get a tow truck driver to help him, but no one was willing to come out due to the storms.

According to crews, a neighbor walked down to the water to go fishing and saw the SUV floating in the water and called 911.

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