OHP Releases Report On Drowning At Fort Gibson Lake


Sunday, July 19th 2020, 6:19 pm
By: News On 6


CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. -

One person is dead after drowning in Fort Gibson Lake.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Jon Malek of Broken Arrow was operating a boat and jumped out to swim.

Troopers said Malek immediately started to struggle.

A report said his passenger tried to throw him a flotation device but wasn't able to get it to him due to wind. The passenger and a bystander brought him to a marina where medics pronounced him dead.