Louisiana man drowns on Little Red River

The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office advises visitors to the Little Red River to use caution in the area, especially when the dam is generating. (MGN Photo)

The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office says a Louisiana man drowned Thursday on the Little Red River, marking the third drowning in the county in 2017.

Deputies were called out to the river below Heber Springs at 6:27 p.m.

A witness told police she heard a female yell for help, saw two people floating in the river and was able to assist both of them to a nearby boat dock.

They began CPR on one of the victims, identified as 54-year-old Raymond Myers of Lake Charles, Louisiana, but were unable to resuscitate him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are reminding visitors that the river can be dangerous, especially when the dam is generating.

They advise those coming to the river to wear life jackets, let someone know the details of the trip and use caution when around the water.

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