Durant man drowns outside Caney on Saturday

ATOKA COUNTY – A young man from Durant drowned on Saturday afternoon in Atoka County.

Elijah Moore, 20, was swimming at Dolese’s Rock Quarry near Caney when he attempted to swim across the quarry at about 1 p.m., according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The quarry is approximately 400 yards across. He made it approximately 300 yards across and went under the water and did not resurface.

His body was recovered later in the afternoon. No flotation device was in use according to the report.

The OHP was assisted in the investigation by Colbert Fire and Rescue, Caney Fire and Rescue, and Atoka Emergency Management.


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