Drowning deaths of two men under investigation

Ponca City Now - May 12, 2016 1:48 pm

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation into the drowning deaths of two men on a private pond in McCurtain County.

The incident, or incidents, occured Tuesday at an unknown time, 3.5 miles north and 1 mile east of Broken Bow.

A 2004 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Glen Williams, 64, of Broken Bow, was found in 7 feet of water. Williams was found dead inside the truck.

His body was transported to the Tulsa Medical Examiner’s Office, where the cause of death is under investigation.

A 12-foot Jon boat, driven by Leslie Williams, 87, of Broken Bow, capsized on the boat and he fell overboard. Rescue workers found his body at the scene. His body also was transported to the Tulsa Medical Examiner’s Office.

The two were fishing at the pond and it is unclear why the pickup entered the pond after the boat capsized.

 

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