Oklahoma child recovered after drowning in river


Child reportedly recovered after drowning in Deep Fork River

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ARCADIA, Okla. – An Oklahoma child who reportedly drowned Friday afternoon in a river has been recovered.

Around 12 p.m., the Oklahoma City Fire Department said that its crews were responding to a possible water rescue.

Officials were told that a group of children were playing near a creek along Choctaw Rd., in between Route 66 and 2nd St.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they learned that a 13-year-old boy fell into the creek and was unable to swim.

Firefighters immediately started sweeping the creek, looking for the child.

Over an hour later, firefighters said it was now a recovery mission instead of a rescue.

Officials said the child was recovered in the Deep Fork River around 1:54 p.m., calling the day’s events “tragic.”

KFOR crews are working to gather more information.

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