The Duncan Banner


June 11, 2013

Drowning victim's body discovered

WAURIKA — Ending a rescue operation that began Saturday evening at Waurika Lake, Oklahoma Highway Patrol rescue personnel discovered the body of a young Roff boy at about 11:30 a.m. today.

OHP has not released full details of the drowning and recovery, but the boy is believed to be 10 to 12 years old. Swimming with family members early Saturday evening, at one point the boy submerged and failed to return to the surface. His parents and family members searched the area and contacted emergency personnel.

Along with the OHP and its lake rescue boat, personnel from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Waurika City Police began a search Saturday night that continued all day Sunday and Monday.

Text Only

Who do you favor for the U.S. Senate seat that Tom Coburn is giving up?

State Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton
U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Edmond
State Sen. Connie Johnson, D-Oklahoma City
Former State Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Fire Engulfs Tower Block in China Ocean Drones Making Waves in Research World Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier Raw: Ferry Captain Received Medical Treatment Hundreds Gather for Denver Pot Rally on Easter Transcript Reveals Confusion in Ferry Evacuation Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria