Crews still searching for drowning victim

Crews still searching for drowning victim

ALTUS, Okla._The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has brought in their marine patrol unit to help in the search for a man who drowned in Lake Altus-Lugert.

Crews took up the search again starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday after calling off the search just after 10:00 p.m. Tuesday because it was too dark. Witnesses say the man had been underwater for about 20 minutes before first responders arrived at the north shore boat ramp. OHP is not yet releasing the man's name.

Two other people drowned on the Red River side of the Altus-Lugert dam just last week.