U Of A Student Drowns On Beaver Lake On Fourth Of July

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CARROLL COUNTY (KFSM) — A University of Arkansas student drowned on Beaver Lake Monday (July 4), according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office was called to an area known as the Rocks between Starkey Marina and Beaver Lake Dam around 6:30 p.m.

Witnesses said two boat anchor lines became tangled and two swimmers attempted to untangle them when one of the swimmers did not resurface, the sheriff’s office said.

The man’s body was recovered around 10:30 p.m. The sheriff’s office identified the victim as Hayden Greenway, 21, of Rogers.

According to the University of Arkansas Campus Directory, Greenway was a sophomore and had been studying biology.

In addition to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the Carroll County SORT Team, the Benton County Dive Team, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Mennonite Disaster Services and the Grassy Knob Fire Department assisted in the search for Greenway.

According to officials and 5NEWS news reports, this is the first drowning this year on Beaver Lake.