Memorial planned for men found dead after rock festival



TULSA, Ok -  

Quick Facts:

  • Troopers responded to reports of a submerged vehicle at Lake Eufala
  • Inside they found Cody Parrick and Ben Baber
  • The men have been missing since Memorial Day weekend. 
  • A "Celebration of Life" is planned for the men Wednesday at Weleekta High School at 8 p.m.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said they found the bodies of the two young men who went missing after the Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor last month.

Fox23 has been following the search for Cody Parrick and Ben Babar, from Okmulgee, since they disappeared over Memorial Day weekend.

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OHP said troopers resonded to a call a car was submerged at the Onapa boat ramp. Only the top rack and antenna were visible above the water.

"The antenna sticking up and the rail you could just barely see it," said Greg Moore, who spotted the vehicle around 7:20 Sunday night.

Moore called for help and  troopers found the men's bodies submerged in a van , off the Onapa boat ramp, at Lake Eufaula. Water in that area is 14 feet above normal.

They told FOX23 News they are searching for reasons the men may have been there. 

Baber's grandfather told FOX23 this is not the route he would normally take, and that his grandson was a good driver.

Both bodies have been turned over to the medical examiner's office.

FOX23 News sent crews the McIntosh County where we found the water remains very high. 

Several boat ramps and docks were closed off in the area when the men went missing after heavy rains over Memorial Day weekend. 

A "Celebration of Life" is scheduled Wednesday at the Weleekta High School football field at 8 p.m.

Classmates are scheduling a reunion for people to meet, mourn and share stories before releasing balloons in the boys' memory.