An Omaha man is presumed dead after he disappeared in an Arkansas lake while spearfishing.
Michael C. Burton, 28, was last seen Saturday morning at Beaver Lake near Rogers, Ark., according to Arkansas news reports.
The recovery effort has been suspended until Thursday, when a dive team from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will go into the lake.
Authorities have used sonar equipment and cadaver dogs so far in the search, but they said recovery has been hampered by trees and other debris in the lake.
They believe Burton's body is on the bottom of the lake, possibly trapped in the debris or in fishing line, 5newsonline.com reported. The water in this part of the lake is about 60 feet deep.
Burton was spearfishing with a friend. Neither was using an air tank.
The friend told authorities that he knew Burton was in trouble when he tugged on Burton's flotation device, attached to his spear gun, and saw that it had gone slack.