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Fifth drowning reported in Cleburne County

CLEBURNE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

For the fifth time this year, someone has drowned in Cleburne County.

A 19-year-old Conway woman drowned Saturday morning at Dam Site Park at Heber Springs.

Witnesses told sheriff’s deputies Kirstie Heinen was riding a tube when she suddenly fell off and began to struggle in the water.

EMTs called to the scene performed CPR before taking her to Heber Springs Baptist Health. A doctor pronounced her dead at the hospital, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Chris Brown said the incident is under investigation.

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