Oklahoma Highway Patrol Identifies Body Found At Keystone Lake


Wednesday, July 1st 2020, 7:08 am
By: Tess Maune


KEYSTONE LAKE -

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified a man who drowned in Keystone Lake this week.

OHP said rangers with the Army Corps of Engineers recovered the body of 58-year-old Jerrel Warrick Tuesday afternoon

The Corps tells News On 6 the victim, his wife, daughters, and niece were on a boat at Keystone Lake Tuesday near the Highway 412 bridge south of Westport when Warrick fell in the water.

Several agencies responded, including the Army Corps of Engineers, Mercy Ambulance Service, the Peninsula Fire Department, the Pawnee County Sheriff, and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers.

The OHP report said when Warrick tried to toss out an anchor, he lost his balance and fell off his pontoon boat.

The report said Warrick then tried to hold on to the anchor's rope to stay afloat, but the anchor ended up falling and hitting Warrick in the head.

OHP said the victim swam to the front of the boat where someone threw him a life jacket, but he wasn't able to put it on due to 3-foot waves. The report said Warrick went underwater and never came back up. Rangers recovered the body after about a 30-minute search.

OHP said Warrick was from Oklahoma City.