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Fort Sill: Soldier missing after kayak mishap

May. 5, 2014 - 02:51PM   |  
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LAWTON, OKLA. — Fort Sill authorities are searching for a soldier who went missing while kayaking at the Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area on post.

Officials at Fort Sill say two soldiers were on a one-person kayak Saturday night when the kayak became unbalance and flipped. Witnesses told investigators that one soldier was able to make it to shore while the other soldier submerged and never resurfaced.

Fort Sill officials say the incident happened in an area of the lake thatís about 60 to 100 feet deep. Crews with the Lawton Police Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Wichita Falls, Texas, police dive team are aiding in the search Monday for the missing person.

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