• Dennis McCaslin

FSPD identifies man who drowned in Arkansas River during music festival



On June 23rd, 2018, members of the Fort Smith Police and Fire Departments were called to the area of Riverfront Drive and North P Street in reference to a possible drowning.

After an extensive search, the body of a deceased white male was recovered from the water.

Witnesses on the scene were interviewed by Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division and the body of the male victim was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

At this time, there is no evidence of foul play.

The victim in this case has been identified as 28-year old Davey Lee Bruce of Van Buren.