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Emergency Crews Recover Body Of Drowning Victim At Lake Lugert-Altus

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Emergency crews have recovered the body of a drowning victim Thursday morning at Lake Lugert-Altus in Kiowa County.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, at about 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, troopers responded to the report of a missing person at Lake Lugert-Altus.

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A witness reported seeing the victim, later identified of 39-year-old Kerry Carter of Blair, swim towards a swim toy. Carter reportedly turned to swim to shore into the wind, and the witness said he was struggling.

The witness told troopers that Carter submerged and never re-surfaced.

At about 7:20 a.m. Thursday, the OHP Marine Enforcement Division and the OHP dive team recovered the victim in 10-foot water. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Medical Examiner.

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