Two Dead in Oklahoma Lake Accidents

KOCO - July 4, 2022 10:48 am

KOCO – A Norman man was killed Saturday at Lake Eufaula after surfing behind a boat, falling and being struck by the boat’s propeller as it backed up toward him, according to a Department of Public Safety news release. Braxton Byrd, 23, was killed around 6 p.m. roughly a mile south of Porum Landing Boat Ramp on Lake Eufaula. He was pronounced dead at the scene less than an hour later. Byrd was wearing a life preserver, DPS said.

Another person died at Grand Lake Saturday. The Grand River Dam Authority hasn’t confirmed the victim’s name or age, saying only that the person drowned after cliff diving near Dripping Springs. The person never resurfaced. GRDA has recovered the body.


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