Kansas drowning victim’s body recovered from Oklahoma lake

Drowning (KSN File Photo)

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) – Crews have recovered the body of a Kansas man who disappeared while swimming in Lake Skiatook on the Fourth of July.

Tulsa television station KOTV reports that 36-year-old Chance Humble of Coffeyville disappeared at a swimming area at the lake in Osage County in northeastern Oklahoma. Witnesses say Humble jumped off a boat to go swimming, resurfaced, threw his hat onto the sundeck of the boat then went under again and did not come back up.

Authorities say Humble’s body was found about 200 yards down the lake shore from that area around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say the area where the victim disappeared is between 35 and 60 feet deep, with bluffs below the surface that make the search challenging.

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