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Sallisaw man drowns in a Le Flore County rock quarry

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COWLINGTON, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 21-year-old Sallisaw man has drowned while swimming in a rock quarry in Le Flore County.

An OHP report says the body of Jacob Lewis was recovered in 19 feet of water Sunday morning after he disappeared in the water Saturday afternoon.

The report says Lewis and another person were swimming across the quarry when Lewis began to struggle. The other swimmer tried to grab him but was unable to hold him.

The report says Lewis wasn’t wearing a flotation device and disappeared beneath the surface.