Texas teenager drowns in northwestern Oklahoma lake

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Posted at 8:21 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 21:21:44-04

FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Texas teenager has drowned in a northwestern Oklahoma lake.

The patrol says the body of 18-year-old Mario Sebastian-Mejia of Dalhart, Texas, was recovered Sunday from Fort Supply Lake, about 140 miles (2252 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City.

Troopers say Sebastian-Mejia was wading outside the lake’s swimming area about 50 feet (15 meters) from the shore line when he fell off a jetty wall, went underwater and never resurfaced.

The patrol says the victim’s body was recovered in 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water and was transported to the Office of the State Medical Examiner.

Authorities say five people drowned in Oklahoma during the Fourth of July holiday week, while a 67-year-old man drowned Saturday while boating on Lake Eufaula.