A call came into Central Dispatch Aug. 7 at 7:37 p.m. for help locating Diner who had gone under the water near Buford Beach.
Rescue workers with the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, Hardy Fire, Water Rescue and Police Department, Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service, Cherokee Village Police and Fire Department, Highland Police Department and Arkansas Game and Fish searched late into the night to help locate Steven Dinet III of Jonesboro.
According to the victim's father Steven Dinet, Jr, he and his son and great aunt had been floating on tubes from the beach area to the falls. Dinet said his son wanted to stay on the falls sitting in the water. While his father went back to float down in the tube, they seen Dinet go under and began calling for help.
Dinet said he had been sitting on the falls with his son right before he disappeared under the water.
For full details, read the August 11 edition of the Villager Journal.