Noble Man's Body Recovered From Lake Thunderbird

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 1:09 pm
By: News 9

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- The body of a Noble man missing since Friday has been recovered from Lake Thunderbird, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Jacob R. Creamer, 22, is believed to have drowned near Critter Alley on Lake Thunderbird.

Troopers said that Creamer's mother called in a missing person's report at 7:45 p.m. Friday. The search was postponed until Saturday morning when Creamer's body was located by sonar in a little over 5 ft. of water.

"There was no alcohol involved, so I don't know why he went down, but he did go down," said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Proctor. "He did not have his life jacket on, if so he would have floated and we possibly would have been speaking with him today."

Creamer was last seen when his mother dropped him off at Critter Alley at 2 p.m. Friday. His body was found at 6:45 a.m. Saturday.

The Damron family, who come on a camping trip every year to the lake, were shocked by this tragedy.

"It really upset me because when my kids go, I make sure they have their life jacket on or even near the water and we go out there and we never let them go out there alone," said Stephanie Damron.

"No matter how shallow you go to the lake, you're asking for trouble. There's rocks, there's sticks, take at your own risk," said Bobby Damron.

Trooper Proctor said they are still trying to figure out exactly what happened, but his best piece of advice to stay safe is always wear a life jacket.