Johnson County
Sheriff's Office
Clarksville, Arkansas
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Lamar Resident Dies After Drowning Accident
35 year-old Michael Mee of Lamar was pronounced dead by Johnson County Coroner Dave Cogan at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 as the result of an accidental drowning at a pond north of Lamar. The Sheriff's Office received a call at approximately 3:36 p.m. from family members who stated they found him in a pond where he had been trimming weeds around the pond bank. Family members pulled him to the edge of the pond and performed CPR until RFD 7 first responders arrived. Sheriff's Office, Arkansas State Police and the Johnson County Coroner's Office personnel responded to the scene. It appeared as if Mee slipped on the pond bank and struck his head on a stump near the edge of the water. Mee's body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory to determine cause of death.