At Least Six Flood-Related Deaths in Texoma

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At least six people have died in water-related accidents in this area during the heavy rains and flooding.

That’s if the two victims in Friday’s accident on Central Freeway drowned, or the high water played a part in their deaths.

The first flood-related death happened May 9th, shortly after the heavy rains began.

Authorities say 55-year-old Lakeside City resident Jason Pecot, decided to swim in Lake Wichita as it was rising and strong currents pulled him under. His son was able to get out of the water safely.

On May 15th, a 15-year-old boy from Walters was with several other boys in a kayak and canoe on rain-swollen west Cache Creek when the boats capsized and began sinking.

The other boys made it to shore, but the victim stayed with the canoe and tried to keep it from sinking.

His body was recovered the next day.

On May 17th, Fort Sill authorities say 32-year-old staff Sergeant David Lee Hawkins was driving across a creek crossing when his car was swept off the road.
His body was recovered several days later.

And on the last day of May, the body of 44-year-old Brent Allen was found in the Wichita River off Old Iowa Park Road.

He was finally identified three days after the recovery and was last seen on May 25th at the Eagle Inn Motel near where his body was found.

There have been at least two dozen flood- related deaths in Texas from the storms in May. 

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