OHP Recovers OKC Man's Body From Lake Eufaula

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 9:30 am
By: Dee Duren

Oklahoma Highway Patrol marine division has recovered the body of a man from Lake Eufaula. Trooper Dwight Durant said the man's body was found around 10:30 a.m.

Chauncey F. Johnson, 56, of Oklahoma City, fell off the sidewall of a houseboat and into the water Saturday night, according to OHP. The boat was inside a slip and not operating, a report says.

"They did a search around the docks til about 1 a.m.," he said. "They suspended the search until 6:30 this morning."

Dive team members were called out to the Eufaula Cove Marina near the amphitheater. OHP initially said it took place at Lake Eufaula Marina.

"Since it's at the marina, we can't use our side sonar," Durant said. "Given those factors, they've called out our dive teams."