GRDA investigates drowning on Illinois River; elderly man's body recovered

Posted at 7:32 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 22:21:13-04

ADAIR COUNTY, Okla.- The Grand River Dam Authority police are investigating a drowning near the Chewey Bridge on the Illinois River Thursday afternoon. 

GRDA officials say a 66-year-old male was swimming in the river with family and friends when he went underwater twice and resurfaced, but was not able to resurface after going under for a third time.

Officials say his family and friends were eventually able to recover the man's body from the water. 

The man's identity has not been released at this time.

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