1 dies in boating accident on northern Arkansas lake
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A 38-year-old man has died following a boating accident on a northern Arkansas lake.
Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says Adam Jones of Mountain Home died following Friday’s accident on Lake Norfork.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a pontoon boat that was circling in the lake and appeared to be unmanned at about 4:16p.m. Authorities located a seriously injured man and a woman on the shoreline nearby.
Investigators say Jones was on the front of the pontoon boat when he fell overboard while the vessel was underway and was struck by it. The woman, who had been operating the boat, also fell overboard while trying to help and left the unmanned boat circling in the lake.
Montgomery says Jones was transported to an area hospital but did not survive his injuries.