Tulsa Fire: Woman accused of making false claim about person in river

VIDEO: Tulsa officer says case of false water rescue report is uncalled for

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Tulsa firefighters responded to a report that someone was possibly swept away by the Arkansas River near 81st Street and Riverside Wednesday afternoon.
  • Someone called in seeing a man clinging to a tree in a flooded drainage ditch.
  • After searching for the man, firefighters tried to find the caller but was told she left.
  • Firefighters called off the search due to dangerous conditions.
  • Officials later told FOX23 they learned the woman who made that call has been accused of making a false report and arrested. Police identified her as Heather Jeffries.
  • This is a developing story. DOWNLOAD the FOX23 News App for LIVE updates.

Watch FOX23 Reporter Sara Hart's interview with a Tulsa Fire official at the scene. This took place prior to learning the call was false:

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Update from Tulsa Fire after a woman called 911 saying someone was in the drainage ditch near 81 Riverside

Posted by FOX23 News on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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