An Ardmore man drowned at Lake Murray just before 7 p.m. Wednesday evening after failing to resurface from under a boat ramp, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Darnell Taylor, 33, swam under the ramp area of Martin’s Landing at the lake without a life jacket. A bystander dove for him after Taylor’s family cried for help, pulling him up from approximately six feet underwater. CPR was administered by bystanders until Carter County Emergency Medical Services arrived.
Taylor was pronounced dead just before 8 p.m. at Mercy Hospital.