Dive teams find body of drowning victim in Beaver Lake

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ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: According to Lt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, search and recovery crews located the body of Mayra Hilario around 7 p.m. June 15 after searching Prairie Creek Marina.

The body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab.


ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Emergency crews were called to Prairie Creek on Beaver Lake for a possible drowning on Sunday night.

According to Lt. Shannon Jenkins with Benton County Sheriff’s Office, dive teams are on the scene in Rogers on Monday morning canvassing the area, but, as of this time, there is no word on the possible victim.

The search began when crews received the initial call at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, but it was suspended at around 1:30 a.m., Jenkins said.

Crews then returned at first light, and dive crews are still in the water as of 10:00 a.m. on Monday.

Because some regions of the lake are too deep to dive without 100% confidence, the teams are using advanced sonar in a grid pattern to try and locate the missing woman, identified as Mayra Hilario.

This is a developing story. Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for further details.

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