• Teenager's body recovered from Okmulgee Lake


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    • Police investigated a drowning at Okmulgee Lake.
    • Witnesses reported seeing a swimmer struggle in the water and go under as others tried to reach him.
    • Officials said a body has been recovered.

    OKMULGEE, Okla. - Okmulgee police on Wednesday said a body has been recovered from Okmulgee Lake after officers investigated reports of a drowning.

    Police identified the victim as 19-year-old Okmulgee County resident Cody Herndon.

    Officials said witnesses in the Pin Oak Landing swimming area told them a man began to struggle in the water while swimming. He reportedly went under and never resurfaced as other swimmers tried to reach him.

    Police searched the area and a diver recovered the Herndon's body.

    A GoFundMe page is set up for Cody's funeral costs. 

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