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Drowning Incident on Fort Gibson Lake

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 18:11:37-04

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers responded to Fort Gibson Lake at 10:00 a.m. for reports of a drowning incident.

Jon Malek, a 65-year-old male from Broken Arrow, jumped into the water to go swimming and immediately started to struggle.

Margie Malek attempted to throw a float cushion to Jon, but due to windy conditions was unsuccessful.

Margie was able to hold onto Jon till a bystander stopped to help.

Jon was transported to Cypress Cove Marina where they were met by Wagoner County EMS, he was pronounced deceased at 11:00 a.m.

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