ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: The body of a man was found on June 20 related to a boating accident on June 18.

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Crews found the body of Edwin Jehovany Avila Garcia, 35, of El Salvador, according to Benton County Chief Deputy Meyer Gilbert. Gilbert says Garcia’s death is being investigated as a boating accident rather than a drowning.

The investigation is ongoing.


ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: Beaver Lake Fire Department announced an extended no-wake zone remains in the Prairie Creek area Monday to Deer Island as crews continue to work the area.

“Last night (Saturday) we received a call about an individual who fell off a boat and into the water,” said police Lt. Jenkins with Benton County Sherriff’s Office. “Teams searched last night and we have teams back out on the water today. This will likely be a recovery.”


ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Rescue crews are assisting with a drowning incident that happened Saturday night, according to Benton County Emergency Manager Michael Waddle.

“I understand there was a drowning last night at Prairie Creek,” Waddle said.

Rescue crews ask residents to please avoid the area of Beaver Lake just southeast of Prairie Creek Marina. If you have access to launch in another location please do so.

There is a no wake zone around all the marine units working on the lake, according to the Avoca Fire Department Facebook post.