Pleasant Plains Man Drowns on Greers Ferry Lake

On March 8, 2021 around 1542 hours deputies, along with multiple first responders including Greers Ferry EMS, Survival Flight, Heber Springs FD Water Rescue Crew, and Search and Rescue responded to Shiloh Marina for a possible drowning.  Shortly after their arrival on scene, they were able to recover the male who had gone under the water, and medics performed CPR in an attempt to resuscitate him.  The male, identified as Robert Beel, 55, of Pleasant Plains was pronounced deceased while in transport.