Springdale man drowns
after being thrown from canoe
by Staff Report NWA
Democrat-Gazette | Today at 1:52 p.m.
NW News on 06/11/2019
BENTONVILLE -- A
Springdale man drowned Saturday after being thrown out of his canoe, according
to the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Ross Tharp, 33, was pronounced dead at
the scene, said Sgt. Shannon Jenkins, the spokeswoman for the Benton County
Sheriff's Office. Tharp was in the a canoe that went over the spillway at War
Eagle and he got caught under the water, Jenkins. said.
Tharp was wearing a
life jacket, Jenkins said. Jenkins said there were attempts to save Tharp with
CPR, but the efforts failed. Decatur Mayor Bob Tharp posted the following
message Saturday on his Facebook page. "To all our friends ... please hold
us up in prayers as we lost our youngest son, Ross in a canoeing accident
today. We will be making funeral arrangements on Monday. We'll let you all
dies in canoe accident at War Eagle
By: Garrett Fergeson , Fox 16 Little Rock
Posted: Jun 10, 2019
ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA) - A man is dead after a canoe
accident on Saturday afternoon.
Ross Tharp, 33, got caught up under the water after going
over the spillway, according to Sgt. Shannon Jenkins with the Benton County
First responders gave CPR at the scene to
Tharp, but he did not recover and was pronounced dead.