Oklahoma lakes claimed three lives over the weekend; one of them might have lived had he been wearing a life vest said a park ranger.
17-year-old Thomas Alvarez was on his surf board off Keystone Lake’s south shoreline on Saturday night around . He fell off the board and drown just about 50 feet from the shore and drowned in nine feet of water. His body was pulled out about an hour later.
“We make my kids wear life jackets for this reason,” said mother of two young children at the lake, Melissa Workman.
“I think people should have precautions when they are out here, you don't ever know what's going to happen so make sure you're prepared and either have someone who is a good swimmer with you or have something that's going to keep you afloat if you can’t swim.”
A man drowned a hero in Lake Texoma yesterday as he saved a child. 38-year-old Kenneth Cowart could not fight off the lake’s current.
As of Sunday night rescuers are still searching for a fisherman’s body in Fort Gibson Lake.