McAlester man drowns while duck hunting

Saturday, January 3rd 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Lake Eufaula-AP) -- A McAlester man has drown while duck hunting at Lake Eufaula.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Keith Sallaska tried to retrieve his boat that had drifted from shore at about 7:30 Saturday morning.

He tried to swim to the boat, but high winds pushed the boat out. Sallaska's hunting partner made it back to shore, but he was unable to swim back to shore.

His body was recovered at about 11 Saturday morning in 8 feet of water about 50 feet from shore.