Man Drowns While Kayaking In Southeastern Oklahoma - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Man Drowns While Kayaking In Southeastern Oklahoma

Posted: Updated:
McCURTAIN COUNTY, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a man drowned Friday on Mt. Fork River near Presbyterian Falls in McCurtain County.

Gary D. Burton, 64, was kayaking about 3 miles east of Broken Bow when his kayak flipped over and he fell into the water. Troopers say Burton was wearing a personal flotation device.

Witnesses saw Burton swimming toward the kayak, but he suddenly stopped swimming. The witnesses managed to get to Burton and pull him to land. They tried to revive him using CPR but Burton never regained consciousness.

A state medical examiner will perform an autopsy on Burton to determine if a medical issue contributed to his death.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Fuel Leak Caused By Semi Crash On I-35 In NW OKC

    Fuel Leak Caused By Semi Crash On I-35 In NW OKC

    Interstate 35 northbound at 12th St. in OKC is partially closed due to an accident involving a semi. Officials on scene report a semi struck an abandoned vehicle parked in an outside lane. The semi driver was transported with non life-threatening injuries. HAZMAT has been called to the scene due to leaking fuel down the embankment. Police said the vehicle parked on the side of the highway was vacant. Stay with News9.com or your News 9 app for more information.

    More >>

    Interstate 35 northbound at 12th St. in OKC is partially closed due to an accident involving a semi. Officials on scene report a semi struck an abandoned vehicle parked in an outside lane. The semi driver was transported with non life-threatening injuries. HAZMAT has been called to the scene due to leaking fuel down the embankment. Police said the vehicle parked on the side of the highway was vacant. Stay with News9.com or your News 9 app for more information.

    More >>
  • Norman Schools Takes Safety Step With Digital Check-In System

    Norman Schools Takes Safety Step With Digital Check-In System

    Norman Public Schools will introduce a new digital check-in procedure for visitors today, their first day back to school.

    More >>

    Norman Public Schools will introduce a new digital check-in procedure for visitors today, their first day back to school.

    More >>

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.