Bodies Of Missing Men Found At Lake Tenkiller

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 12:33 pm
By: News 9

PARK HILL, Oklahoma – Recovery teams have found the bodies of two men who disappeared at Lake Tenkiller over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 29-year-old Brandon Davis of Lexington, and 25-year-old Micah McClain of Shawnee, were last seen Sunday, September 4, in the Party Cove area of Lake Tenkiller.

According to OHP, Davis and McClain were last seen floating on inner tubes behind a stationary boat.

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Authorities with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol spent three days canvassing the lake, searching for their bodies. Recovery crews found them around 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, in the same area where they disappeared.

A news release from OHP calls the deaths a double drowning, although there's been no official cause of death from the State Medical Examiner's office. Family and friends say both Davis and McClain were avid swimmers who enjoyed water sports.

Betsy Randolph of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed that the area where the men were found had been previously dragged and scanned over the last two days.

She said one of the men had been missing for four hours and the other for six when the missing persons report was initially received.