Man Loses Control Of Boat, Drowns In Okla. Lake

Ponca City Now - October 10, 2013 11:07 am

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say a 58-year-old Choctaw man drowned while boating on Lake Thunderbird.

Authorities say the man was unloading his boat Wednesday at Little Axe campground when he slipped and fell on the ramp. His boat began to drift, so he went into the water and tried to retrieve it.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Mike Roe says the man was unable to pull himself into the boat or make it back to shore. The Norman Transcript reports that crews pulled the man’s body from the water at about 7:15 p.m.


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