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Man Drowns at Waurika Lake

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A man drowned in rough water at Waurika Lake Friday afternoon.

According to a news release, 41-year-old Gary Vance Burkhart II and his wife jumped from a boat to swim off the shoreline. The water was extremely rough and Burkhart yelled for help.

Burkhart's wife retrieved a life jacket, but when she returned her husband was nowhere to be found.

Rescuers have also suspended recovery efforts for a second, separate drowning incident.

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