Kayaker’s body found in lake at Stillwater

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2020 at 6:40 am    

STILLWATER, OK – Authorities located the body of a kayaker in Stillwater Friday morning, about twelve hours after he had gone missing Thursday night.

According to KFOR, the victim, Blake McSparrin, was reported missing at 9:40 p.m. Thursday night when emergency dispatchers received a notice of floating fishing gear and an upturned kayak in Boomer Lake.

Despite using a helicopter, drone, boat, and multiple agencies, officials had to call off the search at about 11 p.m. due to dark conditions.

A team of divers was brought in to help with the search the following morning.

McSparrin was located at about 9:30 a.m., about 130 feet from where the kayak had been found.

The report does not make it clear what caused McSparrin’s kayak to overturn.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma kayak accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


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