Bella Vista man’s body pulled from Lake Brittany

Northwest Arkansas News

BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Benton County dive and rescue teams recover a man’s body from Lake Brittany in Bella Vista Sunday.

Bella Vista fire department was dispatched to Lake Brittany around 7:00 am after a witness said a man did not resurface after jumping into the water.

The Bella Vista dive team and water rescue team worked for an hour and a half to locate the man before calling in the Benton County Sheriff’s Office for assistance.

James Heffernan, 53 was recovered by the Benton County dive and rescue team around 12:30 p.m. the same day.

The man’s body was located near the same location where he jumped into the water by Benton County’s boat sonar. His body was found underneath a rock ledge.

Lake Brittany was built in 1965 and is one of the two smallest lakes in Bella Vista. The lake is 37 acres with a maximum depth of 75 feet.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

FOX24 Video

TOP STORIES

More News

Local News Video

DON'T MISS

More Don't Miss

Trending Stories

Follow KNWA & FOX24 on Facebook

get the app

News App

Weather App

Follow @KNWAFOX24 on Twitter

Mega Millions & Powerball Numbers