Search continues of Lake Hudson days after woman goes missing; poor weather could affect effort

SALINA, Okla. - The search continues for a Sand Springs woman missing in Lake Hudson since Saturday.

The search team remains focused on the west side of the lake near Salina, just north of Highway 20.

"The challenge has been the wind," said GRDA spokesman Justin Alberty.  "We've had a very windy weekend so far ... Then you've got the sheer size of the search area  has been a challenge."

Investigators say 22-year-old Kari Ogden entered the water from a boat Saturday night.  As she swam, strong winds pushed the boat further away from her.

A man who was with Ogden in the boat jumped into the water to try and save her, but investigators say he got into trouble too.

Bystanders rushed to pull the man from the water but Ogden went under.  She was not wearing a life jacket.

Crews aboard the search boat are not only paying attention to what they see in the water but also the sky above as storms threaten to make the search more difficult.

Investigators say severe weather could force them to pull the boats from the water, but they'll keep searching until they make a recovery.

GDRA will resume their search Tuesday, provided thunderstorms have cleared out.

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