Baxter County, Arkansas man dies in boat crash on Lake Norfork

Published: Jun. 22, 2023 at 6:21 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2023 at 8:40 AM CDT
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BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. (KY3) - A Baxter County man is dead after crashing his boat into another on Lake Norfork on Tuesday.

According to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, it happened at around 3 p.m. Authorities say Robert Louck, 74, slowly circled the Cranfield Marina on Lake Norfork for around 30 minutes before hitting another boat that was docked. Soon after, the Baxter County 911 center got a call that there was an injured man yelling for help.

When emergency crews got on the scene, they found Louck on dock four and his pontoon boat with extensive damage. The Sheriff’s Office says EMS started life-saving measures, but they were not successful.

The boat crash is being investigated by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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