Suspected drowning victim found safe at home; man arrested

Ponca City Now - June 15, 2015 8:03 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City firefighters spent nearly five hours searching the North Canadian River for a possible drowning victim before the man was found safe at home.

The man who reported the possible drowning has been arrested for making a false police report.

Neither man’s name was released.

Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland told reporters that a man reported a friend had gone into the river and disappeared shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday.

Firefighters using a raft searched the waters that are swift and full of debris from recent storms. The search ended shortly after 9 p.m. when the missing man was found safe.


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