Sheriff’s Water Patrol Stays Busy Over Holiday Weekend Despite Rain

Rivers around Lawrence County have been busy throughout the weekend and through the Independence Day holiday according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dive Team.

Sheriff Yates had boats out patrolling the waterways over the last several days. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dive Team acquired several bundles of reusable mesh trash bags and volunteered their time to hand these out to boaters and those enjoying the holiday on the waters of Lawrence County.

Dive Team members also spent time picking up trash on the banks of the Black and Spring River while out making contact with the public.

According to the Dive Team the trash bags were a great success and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dive Team would like to thank the Arkansas Game and Fish for providing these bags to be given to the public.

Despite several storms that moved through the area over the last several days, the Dive Team reported lots of boats, floaters, kayaks and canoes enjoying the rivers in Lawrence County.

The LCSO Dive Team intends to extend this litter program throughout the summer in an effort to keep trash off the rivers. “If we give folks a place to keep their trash, maybe it won’t end up floating in the river” one member told us.

No injuries or incidents were reported over the weekend through the 4th on the waterways of Lawrence County.

For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Yate’s LCSO Dive Team visit www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com .