OHP: 4-Year-Old Child Drowns At Lake Eufaula - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

OHP: 4-Year-Old Child Drowns At Lake Eufaula

Posted: Updated:
LAKE EUFAULA, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating a drowning at Lake Eufaula after troopers say a 4-year-old boy went missing last night.

OHP said the four-year-old boy wandered off from his home near South Port and his body was found this morning by a firefighter at the edge of the lake.

According to OHP says the 4-year-old boy has a history of wandering off from the home. OHP says the step-dad came home from work around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning and noticed the boy in bed asleep.

But when the mom and step dad woke up around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning they found the door open and the child was missing so they called 911. After that Eufala Fire, McIntosh County Sheriff's Office and OHP responded to the scene to start searching and shortly after a firefighter found the child's body near the shoreline about 150 yards away from the home.

OHP says they respond to a lot of drownings this time of year. Their dive team did not respond to this particular incident however they train for situations like this year-round.

"We try to come up with as realistic of scenarios as we can. We try to simulate those in our training so then whenever we are doing this real world in an actual mission then it goes smoothly," said Lt. Jeff James.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Coast Guard Brings Up Branson Duck Boat

    Coast Guard Brings Up Branson Duck Boat

    It only took about an hour for the Coast Guard to retrieve the duck boat that capsized and sank late last week in Branson, killing 17 people.

    More >>

    It only took about an hour for the Coast Guard to retrieve the duck boat that capsized and sank late last week in Branson, killing 17 people.

    More >>
  • Break From Oklahoma's Oppressive Heat

    Break From Oklahoma's Oppressive Heat

    The overall pattern will support closer to near or slightly above normal temps for the rest of the week before another front arrives by the end of the work-week with increasing chances for more showers and storms across northeastern Oklahoma. 

    More >>

    The overall pattern will support closer to near or slightly above normal temps for the rest of the week before another front arrives by the end of the work-week with increasing chances for more showers and storms across northeastern Oklahoma. 

    More >>

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.