Body of second missing boater recovered at Lake Thunderbird

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NORMAN, Okla. – Authorities say they have recovered the body of a second missing boater at Lake Thunderbird.

Officials began the search after a pair of boats collided Saturday night on Lake Thunderbird. Investigators said two people suffered injuries but were quickly recovered.

Lake Thunderbird

However, two of the occupants from the second boat couldn’t be found.

“I got a call Sunday morning about 5 o’clock saying he was missing,” said Brian Kelley, Brandon’s father.

Kelley said his son, Brandon, and Cody Foster decided to go out on the water, even as storms were rolling into the area on Saturday.

“The storms were moving in, not a wise choice to make, but he loved the lake,” Brian told News 4.

Throughout the day on Monday, divers and Lake Patrol officers searched for the missing boaters.

At some point, family members said they were able to find Brandon’s body.

“They just found Brandon, they just notified us so now we can start the process of funeral arrangements,” Brian said.

On Thursday afternoon, officials with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said the body of the second victim had been recovered.

Members of Team Watters Sonar Search and Recovery arrived to the lake on Thursday morning and used specialized sonar recovery equipment to assist OHP divers and marine enforcement troopers in finding Foster’s body.

Officials say Foster’s body was found around 10:45 a.m. in water that was approximately 35 feet deep.

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