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FAYETTEVILLE -- The body of a Prairie Grove man reported missing on Beaver Lake was found Friday in the water near where he was seen falling out of a boat.

Washington County Coroner Roger Morris confirmed Aaron James Loewer's body was found as search and rescue teams were in their fourth day of searching the lake near Point 12, off War Eagle Blacktop Road.

Capt. Ti Augustine with the Washington County sheriff's office said a sonar-equipped boat spotted the body and divers found Loewer at 11:19 a.m. in about 23 feet of water.

Augustine said Loewer, 30, was fishing with a friend Tuesday afternoon when he fell out of the boat, but said the reason he fell isn't yet known.

Morris said Loewer's body will be sent to the state Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy.

Emergency personnel from Washington and Benton counties; the Nob Hill Fire Department; the Newton County, Mo., dive team; the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission; Central Emergency Medical Services; and the Red Cross participated in the search and rescue effort.

State Desk on 03/23/2019

Print Headline: Prairie Grove man's body found in lake

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