Police say 17-year-old Edward Stone was swimming with friends in the creek by the junior high. He was initially taken to North Arkansas Regional Medical Center and was later airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
According to investigators, Stone was swimming with his girlfriend and when he began to struggle he started taking her down too.
A man spotted the distressed teens, pulled them out to safety, and began administering CPR. Investigators say there is nothing criminal in the incident.