MCINTOSH COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A preschool boy who was reported missing Monday night was found drowned in Lake Eufaula.
Zavien Houke went missing from a residence in the Emerald Bay area at Lake Eufaula, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
During the search, investigators discovered a video that showed Zavien running toward a dock at the lake.
“He attempted to go around a locked dock gate, fell into the water and never resurfaced,” OHP officials said.
His body was found by radar at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday in seven feet of water, 42 feet south of the shore. The OHP Dive Team went into the water and recovered the body.
“Unfortunately, it is with great regret that we have to inform everyone that it did not turn out the way we hoped for. We would ask for you all to keep the family in your prayers,” said McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office. “We would like to thank all agencies, their personnel, and civilians that helped in the search for the past two days.”
No other information is available at this time.