UPDATE: Body of missing jet skier discovered at Lake Lawtonka

Officials with the Lawton Police Department discovered the body of a missing jet skier Sunday morning, after he disappeared on Lake Lawtonka Saturday.
Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 11:14 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Officials with the Lawton Police Department discovered the body of a missing jet skier Sunday morning, after he disappeared on Lake Lawtonka Saturday.

A dive team began searching for the man just after dawn, discovering his body around 11a.m.

This footage was sent to us by a boathouse owner on Lake Lawtonka who witnessed the discovery.

The man allegedly fell off his jet ski late Saturday afternoon and was not wearing a life jacket.

Officials originally began searching for him last night around 6:30 p.m. but had to call the search after sunset due to lack of light.

Lawton Police Department is not releasing the man’s identity at this time, out of respect for his family.

Officials do not believe the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident, however, the investigation is still underway.

Make sure to check back with 7News as we learn more about this developing story.

MEDICINE PARK, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton Police Department has confirmed a man went missing on Lake Lawtonka Saturday after he fell off his jet ski without a life jacket.

Police began the search around 6:30 p.m., following reports of a missing jet skier.

They have identified the missing man, but are not releasing the name until they have exhausted all search efforts and notified his family.

So far, officers have searched using boats and a helicopter, but plan to deploy a diving team Sunday morning.

Please make sure to check back with 7News as the search for this missing jet skier continues.