Sheriff Marty Moss of the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office reported the bodies of the two drowning victims from last weekend were found at approximately 9:45. On Saturday, Chetana Armbya, 26, and Narain Armbya, 33, were swimming in open water from a pontoon boat with friends and family. Witnesses reported that Miss Armbya “had begun having difficulties in the water and that her brother Narain swam out to her and attempted to assist her back to the boat.” The Sheriff’s Office reports that both went under and disappeared before they could make it back to the boat.
According to the Sheriff’s Office the bodies of Chetana Armbya and Narain Armbya were recovered from Greers Ferry Lake. After being located by a sonar team from the Missouri Highway Patrol in 33 feet of water both victims were recovered by the Arkansas Game and Fish dive team. The search, which started Saturday was coordinated by the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office and involved the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas Game and Fish, Cove Creek Fire Department, Corp of Engineers, the Missouri Highway Patrol, and numerous local volunteers.
The family of the victims was informed of their disappearance over the weekend and flew to the United States from India while the search was underway.