The search for a 28-year-old man who jumped into the Deep Fork River at Bull Head Falls near Luther continues, a fire official said.
According to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were assisting by searching along a 3-mile stretch of the river. The Oklahoma City Fire Department was searching the area near the falls where the individual was last seen. Personnel from Luther and Edmond have also been involved in the search.
About 3:45 p.m. Monday, a call came in about a male who had been trapped in the water in a sort of no man’s land regarding jurisdiction along the Luther-Oklahoma City city limits, Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief Mike Walker said Monday.
At about 5 p.m. Tuesday the search continued, said Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland.
As was the case on Monday, swift water due to the recent rains remained an issue, Stanaland said.
Stanaland said personnel would continue to search until sunlight fades.
According to eyewitnesses several people had been in the area drinking alcohol when the missing man jumped into the river, which is swollen with water due to recent heavy rains, the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office reported.
Walker said eyewitnesses saw the victim go under and not resurface in a turbulent area of the river. From previous incidents at the location, officials know the rock cuts under at about 10 feet, Walker said. On Monday, the water in the area was measured at 10-12 mph, he said.
Officials have been taking steps at Arcadia Lake to reduce the flow into the river.
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