HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – A Searcy man died in Heber Springs over the weekend and the sheriff’s department is investigating, a release said.
Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that at about 11 a.m. on June 17, 2017, deputies were dispatched to Sandy Beach Swim Area in Heber Springs for a possible drowning. Deputies learned that a small group of people had been attempting to swim to a fixed object near the beach when one member went under the water.
Several people attempted to locate and rescue the male, but were unsuccessful in their attempts, Sheriff Chris Brown’s release said. At 12:01 p.m., one of his friends who had recently traveled with him posted on Facebook that prayers were needed for Darryl Sullins, 23, of Searcy.
A short time later, his body was recovered from the water.
The release said an investigation is ongoing.
Friends remembered Sullins on his Facebook profile as an understanding friend, a loving father and a “country boy,” as one said. He had enjoyed the water in Heber Springs several times in June, posts indicated, before the tragedy from the weekend.
NEA Report sends condolences to all of those affected.