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Durant man found dead at Lake Texoma Friday morning

Sierra Rains
srains@ardmoreite.com

A 62-year-old Durant man was found dead Friday morning at the Catfish Bay Marina on Lake Texoma in Marshall County, according to a press release from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

According to the release, Merle Noah Perkins and others were on a vessel docked at the Catfish Bay Marina. Everyone except for the victim had gone to bed by 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.

At 10 a.m. the next morning on Friday, April 10, Perkins was reportedly found floating between the boat slip and the vessel.

According to reports, there were no safety flotation devices in use. The victim was transported to a medical examiner office in Oklahoma City and a medical investigation was advised.