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Authorities confirm second drowning at Greers Ferry Lake over two day span

Arkansas authorities have confirmed that two teens have died after drowning at Greers Ferry Lake, resulting in two drownings in just as many days.

GREERS FERRY, Ark — A teenage boy has died after drowning at Greers Ferry Lake, authorities confirmed.

According to the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Sunday as authorities responded to a call of a teenage boy failing to return to the surface after jumping into the lake. 

Divers were reportedly sent to the scene, which is where they recovered the body of the teenager whose name is being withheld at this time. 

On Monday, authorities responded to a second drowning in two days, responders finally recovered the body of the 17-year-old around 3:00p.m. on Tuesday.

Authorities have been unable to confirm the gender of that 17-year-old.

The drowning on Sunday was the second reported drowning at Greers Ferry Lake this season after a 21-year-old died last month near Dam Site Park.

There is no other information at this time.

Deputies respond to second drowning on lake Deputies, along with Search and Rescue divers responded to the second...

Posted by Cleburne County Sheriff's Office - Arkansas on Sunday, July 3, 2022

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