Jonesboro man drowns in Lake Norfork

Baxter County, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro resident William B. Lacy, III, age 49 drowned in Lake Norfork Friday afternoon according to the Baxter County Sheriff's Office.

Lacy had been missing since around 3:45pm Friday when he jumped into the water from a moving boat and did not resurface.  Search and rescue teams spent several hours looking for Lacy.  His body was found by the Sheriff's Department's underwater camera team in about 23 feet of water approximately 300 feet from the shore around 11:00pm Friday.  The Baxter County Coroner's Office was called to take custody and possession of the body.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted in the search and recovery effort by the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers Park Rangers, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Wildlife Officers, members of the 101 Gamaliel Fire Department/Rescue, and other volunteers.