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GRDA Police investigating overnight boating death on Grand Lake and a shooting along Illinois River

Posted at 8:23 PM, May 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 11:24:22-04

GROVE, Okla — The Grand River Dam Authority Police Department is investigating a boating death on Grand Lake and a shooting along the Illinois River.

At 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, the GRDA Police responded to the Eagle Bluff Resort along the Illinois River for reports of shots fired. When officers arrived they learned that a woman shot in the neck was flown by helicopter to an area hospital.

The suspected shooter, Haley Lucinda Hathcox, 19, was taken to the Cherokee County Jail. Hathcox could be charged with shooting with intent to kill and assault with a deadly weapon.

The GRDA Police also responded to a boating accident on Grand Lake.

The boat containing four people collided with breakwater in a no-wake zone. When officers arrived at the scene, three of the people were out of the boat and on the breakwater, the fourth person, believed to be the boat’s operator, was missing.

Officers immediately began a search of the water and recovered the fourth person’s body at approximately 2AM, in 60 feet of water. It was taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Tulsa.

It is believed that alcohol was a factor in the collision.

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