UPDATE: Body recovered from Jack Nolen Lake


UPDATE – A body was recovered from Jack Nolen Lake near Greenwood on Saturday, the Fort Smith Fire Department confirmed.

Authorities say the drowning victim was identified as 71-year-old Charles Roberts of Booneville.

Officials received a call from a witness at about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, reporting that a person was fishing and fell out of their boat. 

The search for the missing boater was a joint effort between the Fort Smith Fire Department and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Greenwood police and fire also contributed to search efforts.

Officials used side-scan sonar to locate the body. 

ORIGINAL STORY – Rescue crews in Greenwood are searching for a missing boater. 

“We can confirm that we are looking for a missing boater,” said Greenwood police chief Will Dawson. “That’s it, at this time.” 

The boater is missing on Jack Nolen Lake near Greenwood. 

This is a developing story. 

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