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Body of Missing Man Found at Beaver Lake

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The body of Edward Holmes, the 50-year-old man who was reported missing at Beaver Lake Thursday night, has been found.

Sgt.Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff's office said that two kayakers found a body near a boat dock off Highway 12 and called 911.

Jenkins said that they are still working to recover the body and the investigation into the cause of death is ongoing.

Benton County dispatchers confirm deputies are searching for a missing man in Beaver Lake.

Sgt. Jenkins with the Benton County Sheriff's Office says they are looking for 50-year-old Edward Holmes.

Bella Vista Police say they relieved a missing persons report from a family member of Holmes at 6:20 p.m. Thursday night. The family says it is uncommon for Holmes to not be in communication throughout the day and had not returned home from work.

Bella Vista Police pinged Holmes' cell phone which was found to be located inside his truck near Highway 12 and Prairie Creek.

Once they located the vehicle in Benton County, they asked the Benton County Sheriff's Office to assist in the search.

The Sheriff's Office used K9 teams to track Holmes' to the edge of the water. They are using a sonar boat and a helicopter to search the water.

Family and friends of home are also organising a search party.

If you have seen Edward Holmes in the last 24 hours, you are asked to contact Bella Vista Police or the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

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