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.