Missing boater's body found
KFAQ News Team
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EUFAULA (KFAQ) - The body of a missing boater has been found at Lake Eufaula. 55-year-old Gary McIninch had been missing since the pontoon boat he and nine others were on was struck by an unknown ski boat on July 4th.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, the pontoon boat and one other boat were anchored together when the ski boat traveling at approximately 30 miles per hour struck the bow of the pontoon boat.
McIninch was ejected from the boat and could not be located by the people on the two vessels. The ski boat that struck the group had left the scene.
The pontoon boat's occupants ranged from the age of 70 to just one year old. Six of the occupants were children and all of them were wearing a personal floating device. Two of the children were transported to Oklahoma City area hospitals, but are listen in stable condition.
The other boat that was anchored with the pontoon boat held three occupants. All three of them were uninjured.
Officials are still looking for the ski boat that left the scene after the accident.