Near Drowning At Oklahoma Campground

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 6:21 pm
By: News On 6

By Sheila Stogsdill, for

WYANDOTTE, OK - An Ottawa County boy was revived Wednesday after nearly drowning at a campground.

The boy is believed to be between 7 and 10 and was attending Sycamore Valley Recreational area near Wyandotte with a Miami summer children's program.

The boy was transported to a Joplin, Mo. hospital, said Virgil Crowder, campground owner.

"In 36 years I have never had a drowning," Crowder said.  "I've had thousands of kids come here and swim."

Crowder said although he was not at the scene, it is believed the child was in waist-deep water and the incident occurred before noon.