A drowning occurred at Lake Murray early Saturday morning, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, marking the fourth drowning incident in southern Oklahoma over the course of a week.
The incident involved a four-year-old hispanic male from Oklahoma City.
According to the OHP, the victim was jumping from the shore into the water with family members. The victim resurfaced from the water not breathing and unconscious. Life saving measures were performed by the family until a park ranger arrived but they were unsuccessful.
OHP reports the victim was not wearing a life jacket.
An individual died while swimming at Turner Falls Park Friday, the second drowning at the park over the week.
Turner Falls Park cut off all access to the area around 12:15 p.m. after Davis Police Chief Danny Cooper and officers arrived on scene to investigate a call concerning a missing person that had been swimming in the “Blue Hole,” Cooper said.
Cooper said the 40-year-old East Indian man had been swimming near the north cliff face when he reportedly slid under a rock drop-off and did not resurface. Bystanders attempted to help but were unable to locate him, Cooper said.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol Dive Team arrived on scene around 2 p.m. and were able to locate the individual’s body. The park reopened at 4:50 p.m. Friday.
Cooper said the department does not have any further information on the July 5 incident at this time.
An unrelated incident occurred at the park on Wednesday, July 3. A 27-year-old East Indian woman that had been staying with a family in Mesquite, Texas, drowned after a current pulled her and her friends under the water, Cooper said.
The four individuals were not able to swim and were pulled into an area where swimming is prohibited, Cooper said. Bystanders managed to rescue three of the women, however, the 27-year-old woman did not resurface, he said.
Further south, a 34-year-old Ardmore man died June 29 while swimming at Lake Murray State Park, according to a release from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
According to the release, the individual jumped off the swim deck of a stopped boat while out on the water. Bystanders attempted to rescue the victim before he submerged and did not resurface.
The victim was recovered early Sunday (June 30) morning through the use of sonar and the OHP Dive Team, approximately 300-yards south of the boat dock at Group Camp 2, according to the report.