Teen swept away by flood waters, body found


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Updated: 10/15/2012 10:55 am Published: 10/14/2012 12:06 pm


The body of a 14-year-old was found Sunday morning in North Tulsa.

According to police, Dario Hogan was playing in Coal Creek Saturday night when strong storms moved through the area.  Dario was swept away by rising water in the creek.

Tulsa Fire Department's public information officer, Tim Smallwood said the department received a 911 call around 9:00 Saturday night saying the teen was missing.  Hogan was reportedly in the creek with two other teens who also were playing in the creek water but were able to get out.

“One was able to get out and one got pushed down quite a bit, but was rescued out by a stranger from what I understand,” said Smallwood. 

He said a task force was established to search for Hogan.  Firefighters had four trucks out near East Independence and North Quebec, which is where they started their search.  It ended about two miles away from there at East Xyler and North Fulton.  The debris was thick and it was dark making their search challenging.

 “For those guys in the field they did everything possible to find this young man, and with something moving this quick, as soon as he went under that was probably it,” said Smallwood.  “There is s a lot of debris in this creek, and even if you were the best swimmer in the world you get hooked up in that and get caught and tangled you are going to drown.”

Smallwood said the rain water caused the creek to swell about 17 feet high and the water is estimated rushing at about 45-60 miles per hour.   


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MLY2013 - 10/27/2012 8:54 PM
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I had went to school with Dario. I wanted to say that I am very sorry for your lost. If you guys need anything at all I would love to help. Also I am doing a page in the yearbook just for him. If would send me so photos and what you want to say about them that would be great. And again I am very sorry for your lost. He would have been a great guy to get to know. If you guys want to vist the school or anything you are welcomed. My email is y71094@gmail.com Thank you.

lunarigsbee - 10/15/2012 6:48 PM
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i was in fifth grade with Dario and we werent the best of friends but when i was bullied alot he would stand up for me and hed always say hello, he saved me if only i could of saved him. Rip Dario Hogan,a loyal friend

xbailey32x - 10/14/2012 9:12 PM
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This kid went to my school. He brightened everyone day, He was so young he didn't deserve his life to be taken away just yet. He was having fun like a regular teenage boy and his life was taken from him and his family and not to mention the girl that loved him most Ana.

Jadee - 10/14/2012 4:58 PM
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dario was my best friend! i went to school with him! i don't want to believe this, my heart is dead! he was amazing! he didn't deserve this!

bigsistr75 - 10/14/2012 3:14 PM
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Thank you, Mayor Maynot! He was a beautiful young man!

Mayor Maynot - 10/14/2012 1:30 PM
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Condolences to the friends and family of this lost hero. He gave his life rescuing a friend. I salute you soldier.
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