Little Red River Claims Fourth Drowning Victim for Cleburne County in 2017
On 7-26-2017, at approximately 1:00 pm, Cleburne County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a call of a possible drowning on the Little Red River at JFK Park. When deputies arrived at the scene, emergency service personnel were performing CPR on a white male, later identified as 18 year old Toby Tyler of West Memphis, Arkansas. Mr. Tyler was transported to Baptist Health in Heber Springs, and later transported to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Mr. Tyler was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:45 pm at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. A witness said that he had seen Mr. Tyler fishing from the bank of the river prior to being found in the water. This incident is under investigation.
-Sheriff Chris Brown