Boating accidents kill two

Ponca City Now - July 6, 2015 9:06 am

GROVE, Okla. (AP) – Two people have died and multiple injuries were reported following a series of boating accidents on northeastern Oklahoma lakes.

Grand River Dam Authority Police Chief Brian Edwards says an accident on Grand Lake around 2:20 p.m. Saturday left one person dead and sent three to a hospital in Grove. Edwards says one person was treated at the scene.

Edwards says a second fatality occurred in a single-boat accident on Lake Hudson about 6:30 p.m. near the Oklahoma Highway 82 bridge.

A separate accident involved a boat fire around 5:30 p.m. at a marina on Grand Lake sent six people to a Grove hospital. Edwards says three others were taken by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital.

Edwards says the names of those killed were being withheld pending notification of family members.


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