Benton County Crews Work Water Rescue After SUV Submerged

BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Rogers Fire Department and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene of a water rescue Friday morning (July 28).

An SUV was submerged in the water at the Monte Ne Boat ramp, which is east of Rogers on the White River on the edge of Beaver Lake.

Rogers firefighters said they didn’t find anyone inside the vehicle, and a tow truck came to pull the vehicle out of the water.

A man named John Conners owns the car, according to Sgt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Connors told police that the ordeal was merely an accident. He said it was dark and storming Thursday night and he was driving in an unfamiliar area, so he didn’t realize the road ended. He also said he tried to get a tow truck driver to help him, but no one was willing to come out due to the storms.

According to crews, a neighbor walked down to the water to go fishing and saw the SUV floating in the water and called 911.