Regter in Arkansas dood gevind in die meer nadat hy op 'n gesinsreis vermis geraak het

'n Regter van Arkansas is Sondag dood aan die bodem van 'n meer gevind nadat hy die naweek tydens 'n reis saam met familie en vriende vermis geraak het., owerhede gesê.

Arkansas County Northern District Judge Jeremiah Bueker, 48, was in Jefferson County forrecreational travelwith his loved ones, but at some point during the trip heventured off aloneand was not seen alive again, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office nuusvrystelling. His death is being investigated as an accidental drowning, het die kantoor gesê.
Bueker was last seen near Mud Lake, where his body was later found, the sheriff’s office reported.
      After time had passed and no one had seen or heard from Bueker, worry began to set in,” die vrylating gesê. “A search for Bueker by family and friends began.
        After the sun set, the family had still not found Bueker, so they called 911, die vrylating gesê. An extensive ground and water search was conducted late into the night and early morning by the sheriff’s office and wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
          Uiteindelik, the search had to be paused due to low visibility, het die balju se kantoor gesê.
          On Sunday morning, the search resumed as authorities scoured the lake using boats with side-scan sonar, which allowed them to geta birds-eye view of the water,” Sheriff Lafayette Woods Jr. said in the release.
          “Op ongeveer 9:16 vm., the side-scan sonar revealed a body on the bottom of the lake,” and deputies pulled the body from the water, het die balju se kantoor gesê.
          The family helped authorities identify the recovered body as Bueker’s and an autopsy will be performed by the State Medical Examiner, het die balju se kantoor gesê.
          I truly pray that the successful recovery of Judge Bueker’s body by our deputies and Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officers brings some sense of closure to the Bueker family and those who knew him best,” Woods gesê.
          CNN has reached out to the Stuttgart District Court, where Bueker served as district judge.
          April Davis, the deputy coroner for Jefferson County who responded to the scene, said there were no signs of foul play. She noted the body was intact with no signs of trauma.
            According to Davis, a State Medical Examiner’s Office autopsy is standard procedure. The body was transported to the office on Sunday and the autopsy is expected to be performed this week, with a report expected in about three to six months, sy het gese.
            Mud Lake is in eastern Arkansas and lies about 40 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee.




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