Greers Ferry Lake claims first drowning victim of 2019

On July 27, 2019, at approximately 2:15 pm, Cleburne County Deputies, along with Corps Rangers, Paramedics, and Search and Rescue personnel was dispatched to Dam Site Park near Heber Springs for a possible drowning.  Upon their arrival, rescue crews learned that George Reed, 23, of Little Rock, had jumped off some bluffs into the Lake, but did not resurface.  Divers were deployed and were able to locate Reed at approximately 2:55 pm and bring him to the surface.  Reed was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

This marks the first drowning on Greers Ferry Lake for 2019.  It is a stark reminder that even though the lake offers fun, it can also be very dangerous.  We urge you to take any and all necessary precautions when coming to the lake or the river.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of George Reed.


Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown