Crews find the body of Okla. teen swept away by floodwaters; additional flooding possibleBy AP
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Body of Okla. teen swept away by floodwater found
OKLAHOMA CITY — Emergency crews have found the body of a teenager who was swept away by floodwaters from an Oklahoma City creek.
Deputy Fire Chief Cecil Clay said an Oklahoma Highway Patrol helicopter spotted the boy’s body about 10 a.m. Wednesday in between bridges on the Oklahoma River near Interstate 35.
Clay didn’t release the boy’s name, saying officials were awaiting a positive identification from the state Medical Examiner’s office.
Authorities said Tuesday that the teen and another boy either jumped or fell into Lightning Creek, which was swollen by torrential rains. The 14-year-old was rescued, but the other teenager was carried away.
He was the second youth in Oklahoma to die in storm waters in the past several days.