CLAREMORE, Okla. – The body of a firefighter was found in a storm drain two hours after he went missing late Saturday night.
Claremore Fire crews responded near the intersection of Archer Dr. and Archer Ct. around 10:30 p.m. to help flooding victims of nearby duplexes.
About an hour after they arrived, one firefighter was believed to have stepped into rushing water, which swept him into a storm drain, according to fire officials.
The body of Claremore Firefighter Captain Jason Farley was found inside the storm drain around 1 a.m. Sunday, Fox23 reports.
Officials suspect Farley drowned, but a medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
A second firefighter, Zane James, attempted to save the Captain Farley, but reports say he was also knocked down by the rushing water and had to be rescued.
He suffered minor injuries.
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