June 12, 2013 Edition

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Body of BR man recovered

Gretchen Hunt

The body of a Black Rock man was found in Lake Charles on Sunday, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson.

"We had a body reported in the water off the fishing dock at Lake Charles," Dotson said.

Dotson said the body was identified as Joseph Plunkett, 79.

The Black Rock Volunteer Fire Department, Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and Lawrence County Dive Team responded, along with Arkansas State Parks personnel.

Dotson said the area was secured within minutes of the 911 call, which came in at 11:14 a.m.

Initial reports indicate that Plunkett died of a heart attack. No foul play is suspected.

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