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Man pronounced dead after falling from tubing ride on Grand Lake, says GRDA

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 11:29:47-04

GROVE, Okla. (AP) - The Grand River Dam Authority says a 54-year-old man has died following a boating mishap on Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma.

A spokesman for the Grand River Dam Authority, Justin Alberty, says the man was pronounced dead at a hospital in Grove about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Alberty says the man and a woman were on a tube that was being pulled by a boat near Sailboat Bridge when the man fell into the water and experienced difficulties. The victim was pulled from the water by the Monkey Island Fire Department.

The victim's name was not immediately released. An investigation into the cause of his death is ongoing