Woman drowns in Loch Lomond
BENTONVILLE — A Bella Vista woman drowned in Loch Lomond on Monday morning.
Police received a report at 6:40 a.m. of a body in the water behind a home on Musselburgh Lane, according to a news release from Bella Vista’s Police Department.
The woman was dead when emergency personnel arrived. She was identified as Tracy Cordes, 54, according to the release.
Police don’t suspect foul
play in Cordes’ death.
In Johnson County, officials on Monday were investigating the drowning of a 7-year- old girl and injuries sending four others to the hospital.
Sheriff Larry Jones said the Sheriff ’ s Office got a call at 5:21 p.m. Sunday the girl drowned while swimming in the Mulberry River in a remote location off Arkansas 103 near Oark.
Two boys who also suffered water related injuries were flown to a hospital in Little Rock, he said.
A woman and a girl were taken by ambulance to Johnson County Regional Medical Center in Clarksville. Jones didn’t release any names or conditions of the people involved.
Jones said the girl ’ s mother told him the family was having an outing at the river.
Some children and adults were walking along the river and swimming.
He said details were unclear to him Monday afternoon and he was still trying to determine what happened.
The Johnson County Dive Team were among the agencies called to help but didn’t go in the water. Jones said the girl had been pulled from the water by the time authorities arrived.
Despite the rain over the past week, Jones said the water level of the river didn’t seem high. A witness told him, though, the current was swift.
The girl’s body was being sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy, Jones said.