Child drowns at Tom Steed Reservoir

Child drowns at Tom Steed Reservoir

KIOWA COUNTY, OK (KSWO) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 4-year-old boy has drowned while swimming in a lake in southwestern Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the death happened Sunday at Tom Steed Reservoir in Kiowa County. According to a preliminary report, the boy was floating on an inflatable raft shaped like a duck when winds pushed the raft out of the shallow swimming area.

The highway patrol said the child jumped off the raft into the deeper water and never resurfaced.

OHP was called to use a side scan sonar to look for the child after he never came back to the surface.

The boy's body was recovered Sunday night.

Authorities did not release the child's name but said he was from Altus.

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