Benton County Deputies Searching For Missing Man At Beaver Lake

BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) --  Police had no luck in round one of their search for a missing Bella Vista man at Beaver Lake Friday (June 9). Sergeant Shannon Jenkins with Benton County Sheriff's Office said they will be expanding their team and technology for round two.

"Tomorrow we'll also bring out additional resources. We will have two separate search crews, we'll have additional boats with sonar, we'll have our helicopter out and many on foot," said Jenkins.

Edward Holmes, 50, was reported missing by family members on Thursday (June 8).  Jenkins said deputies found his

car at the lake near the Highway 12 bridge on Friday (June 9). Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff's Office and Bella Vista police will continue their search in the same area.

"At this point we have no other reason to search anywhere other than the area that we are searching. Until we have reason to broaden the search we'll keep it where we need to keep it," said Jenkins.

Family and friends of Holmes have started their own search efforts to help police further the investigation.

Jenkins says anyone with special search equipment that would like to volunteer can contact the Benton County Sheriffs Office.

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