18-year-old drowns in McCurtain County

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MCCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Officials say an 18-year-old has died following a kayaking accident.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 24, emergency crews were called to a possible drowning along the Mt. Fork River in the Presbyterian Falls area.

According to a report by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, 18-year-old Landen Drake and a 13-year-old boy were in two separate kayaks along the river when they overturned.

The 13-year-old was able to swim to shore, but Drake did not resurface.

Investigators say Drake’s body was found around 10:15 a.m. on Aug. 25.



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