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Police: Johnson County man drowned while fishing

The man's body was found about 30 feet from the shoreline in water that was 10 feet deep.

JOHNSON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says a man's body was found around midnight Friday, July 30, after he reportedly drowned while fishing. 

According to the Johnson County sheriff, a couple was fishing in Hunt, Arkansas, a small community northeast of Ozark, in a strip pit Thursday night. The sheriff says the man walked away to fish in a different area of the strip pit. The woman he was with heard the man fall into the water, but couldn't get to him in time. 

After an hour and a half, search and rescue crews found the man, identified as 42-year-old Brad Skinner of Coal Hill. 

Skinner's body was found about 30 feet from the shoreline in water that was 10 feet deep. 

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