Ricky Middleton, Chief of Police, Hot Springs Village Police Department announced on 1-18-2022 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers and the Hot Springs Fire Department dive team recovered the body of the missing kayaker (Andrew Maestas) from Lake DeSoto in Hot Springs Village. Garland County Coroner was called to the scene.
This was a very unfortunate accident. Our prayers go out to the families involved.
Thanks to all the responding agencies that assisted in our rescue and recovery efforts.
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