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Body of missing man found by dive team after kayak capsized on Lake DeSoto

According to the Hot Springs Village Police Department, Andrew Maestas went missing after his kayak capsized on Lake DeSoto Sunday afternoon.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. — The body of a man whose kayak capsized on Lake DeSoto Sunday afternoon has been found, Hot Springs Village police announced on Tuesday.

The search for Andrew Maestas began after police responded to a call on the north shore of Lake DeSoto and found two people helping a woman whose kayak capsized. 

Once there, police learned that the man she was with was missing after the accident.

Maestas' body was found by the Hot Springs Fire Department dive team on Tuesday, according to officials.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with families involved,"Hot Springs Village Police Department said.

Hot Springs Village police along with Arkansas Game and Fish, Garland County Sheriff's Office, and the Piney and Jerseyville fire departments helped in the initial search.

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 1130 AM the body of the missing kayaker, Andrew Maestas, was located in Lake Desoto and...

Posted by Hot Springs Village Police Department on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.

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