Teen drowns at Dripping Springs Lake


Story Comments Share

Updated: 9/18/2013 10:53 am Published: 9/18/2013 10:53 am


The Okmulgee Police Department said a 19-year old man drowned after falling off of a boat at Dripping Springs Lake on Tuesday.

Police said Darrell Andrew Aldridge lost his balance and fell from the boat around 4 p.m. His friend tried to bring the boat around to rescue Aldridge from the water but they could not maneuver to him safely and he drowned.

Okmulgee Police, Okmulgee Park Rangers, Okmulgee Sheriff's Office, EMS, Okmulgee Fire Dept., Okmulgee D.A. and Creek Nation Light Horse responded to the scene. The body was recovered and he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officials said the friend took the proper precaution by not jumping in the water also. Neither party was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


Story Comments Share

1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of KOKI FOX23 - Tulsa

Nancy - 10/4/2013 9:37 PM
0 Votes
Rest in peace dear young man. To the family and friends of this young person, our prayers go out to you. We are sorry for your loss.
FOX23 Weather Center
53°
Feels Like: 53°
High: 73° | Low: 36°
Partly Cloudy
Top Stories
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.