The Norman Transcript


July 7, 2014

Drowning victim located at Lake Thunderbird

NORMAN — The body of a male drowning victim in his 20s was recovered by Lake Patrol around 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Lake Thunderbird, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Emergency officials responded to a report of a possible drowning at 3:35 p.m. at 15000 E. Rock Creek Road on the east side of Lake Thunderbird near the Post Oak area. A trooper was already out at the lake and responded in minutes, said Lt. Betsy Randolph, OHP Pubilc Information Officer.

OHP trooper Amy Cobalt confirmed one male in his 20s was missing. Several witnesses saw the man go under water and the victim's brother attempted to locate him, but was unsuccessful, Cobalt said.

The victim's brother, 27, overexerted himself and was transported by EMSStat, according to Jim Bailey, Norman Deputy Fire Chief. The victim was 25 years old, he said.

The condition of the 27-year-old is unknown at this time, Cobalt said.


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