OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned in Okemah Lake in eastern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 41-year-old Okemah resident Paul Lombard was swimming in a designated area near the west shore when he attempted to swim across the cove around 6:30 p.m. Friday. About halfway there, he turned back but wasn't able to make it shore.
Troopers say Lombard called out for help but couldn't stay afloat.
A dive team using side scan radar recovered his body about 25 yards from the south shore in 18 feet of water.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say a 5-year-old boy who was found unresponsive at an apartment complex swimming pool has died.
Officers said Thursday the child was swimming with some other children in a pool at the Canyon Creek Apartments Wednesday night when the other children screamed for help after noticing he was under water and not moving.
Police say he was taken to St. John Medical Center in serious condition and died later that night.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The body of a 6-year-old Valliant boy who was last seen on an outing with his father in the Little River has been recovered. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol dispatcher confirmed that the boy's body was recovered on Saturday but she had no details. The Texarkana Gazette reports that Dalton Lycklama was found about 4 p.m. north of Idabel. On February 26th, the boy was in a boat with his father, 32-year-old Steven Lycklama, and Dalton's 8-year-old brother, Devin, when the vessel went over a waterfall and capsized.