Teen dead after falling through ice in Okmulgee County

DEWAR, Okla. — The Okmulgee County Sheriff’s office says a 17-year-old girl drowned after falling through ice on a pond.

Deputies say they responded to the call around 5 p.m. Thursday.

Multiple agencies responded to assist, including both Dewar and Henryetta Police and Fire Departments.

A search of the pond was conducted and the girl, Tristan Gaither, was later found dead.

The first responding units found a dog stranded in the water and it appears Gaither may have been out on the ice attempting to rescue the dog when the ice gave way.

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