He was there with friends Saturday and initial reports are that the teen was a strong swimmer and was not intoxicated.
Offiicials told KARK we won't know for sure until toxicology reports return, but witnesses said the teen was changing a flat tire and got overheated. That's when he decided to go for a swim, and didn't come back up.
Sunday the popular swimming spot on the lake was full of people celebrating Father's Day.
Just the night before, Alvis Aaron Jordan, 19, was there with friends when he jumped into the lake to cool off.
"According to friends and family he was a good swimmer," said Lieutenant Jame Kulesa, "There was nothing to indicate alcohol or anything was involved."
Witnesses told deputies around 7:30 PM Jordan and his friends were swimming to rafts in the center of the lake. They said Jordan was doing fine until he went under and did not return to the surface.
"It's a tragic incident," said Lieutenant Kulesa, "And it's hard on the family. Even though no foul play is expected we're going to try and get answers from the family about what could have contributed to it."
After more than two hours of searching, divers located Jordan's body.
While many were celebrating with their Dad's, still a somber mood Sunday, some had questions and concerns about safety here.
"That's been our task today," said Mac Watts, who works at the lake, "To make sure everybody enjoys themselves and just keeps them in their prayers. "
Watts said the water is not unsafe, and what happened was simply an accident.
Sheriff's deputies warn the extreme temperature could have contributed to Jordan's death. His body, they said, may have gone into shock after facing such extremes. They advise...
"Just for people to be careful temps are hot and be careful in the waterways,"said Lieutenant Kulesa.
While they don't have exact numbers, officials with the Game and Fish Commission told KARK, including this death, the number of deaths on Arkansas Lakes and Rivers has surpassed where we were this time last year.