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Apparent drowning victim recovered in northeastern Oklahoma


August 11, 2019

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma say they've recovered the body of an apparent drowning victim in the Illinois River.

Grand River Dam Authority police say a man's body was recovered Saturday evening a few hours after he disappeared. His name has not been released.

Police say the victim was floating with friends at about 4 p.m. when he attempted to swim across the river near Tahlequah, 146 miles (235 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.

Authorities say the man began to struggle, slipped beneath the surface and did not reappear. Witnesses called police and res...

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