McAlester man drowns after jet ski accident on Lake Eufaula

Ponca City Now - May 30, 2016 1:13 pm

ENTERPRISE, Okla. (AP) – A 45-year-old McAlester man drowned and an 8-year-old Porum girl was slightly injured after a Jet Ski accident on Lake Eufaula.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Michael Waldo drowned and the girl was treated and released at a hospital after the Jet Ski they were riding overturned in the water near Enterprise in Haskell County. The girl’s name was not released.

An OHP report says Waldo was operating the watercraft shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday when it overturned, then helped keep the girl above water until she was rescued by another person on a personal watercraft.

The report says Waldo then disappeared under the water. His body was recovered Sunday in about 30 feet of water.

The report says neither Waldo nor the girl were wearing a personal flotation device.

 

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