Colbert, OK (August 9, 2019) – On August 7th, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a drowning incident at a farm pond near Colbert.
Reports from OHP indicate than an 8-year-old boy was swimming in the pond with his sister when he went underwater shortly after 6:30 p.m.
His sister was unable to locate him and requested emergency assistance.
The child’s body was later recovered by OHP and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the boy who lost his life in this incident.
Drowning Incidents In Oklahoma
With the summer weather heating up, we see an increase in the number of individuals utilizing public swimming areas. Even public properties, like lakes and beaches, need to have safety measures implemented. Unfortunately, we continue to see people lose their lives in drowning incidents due to negligent property owners. When victims die in these unimaginable accidents, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Oklahoma as soon as possible.
Over the years, Oklahoma premises liability attorneys who work at McIntyre Law have fought aggressively to help families protect their legal rights after losing a loved one in an accident. We understand the difficulties families face after a loved one’s fatal incident, which is why we are dedicated to helping those harmed get the justice they deserve. If your loved one died in an accident, caused by the negligent acts of others, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oklahoma at (405) 917-5250 to explore legal options available for you.
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Disclaimer: At McIntyre Law, P.C., we are active members in our local communities and in those across Oklahoma. While we hope the pain and suffering experienced in these accidents never happen to anyone, these kinds of events are all too common across our state. Our goal is that these posts will raise awareness and prevent future accidents from occurring. The information included within should not be misconstrued as legal advice and you should always consult with a trained legal professional about the specifics of your situation before taking any action.