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Name of missing Kingfisher teen released

Taylor Faine, 17, of Kingfisher, was jumping off the spillway into Uncle John Creek on Thursday evening and did not resurface, authorities said.
BY ADAM KEMP Modified: May 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm •  Published: May 25, 2013

The name of a missing Kingfisher teenager was released Saturday by authorities.

Taylor Faine, 17, jumped off the spillway into Uncle John Creek on Thursday evening and did not resurface, according to the Kingfisher police.

Faine and friends were swimming in an area where signs prohibit swimming because of dangerous currents.

Police and fire officials said their efforts turned from search-and-rescue to search-and-recovery late Friday evening.

Fire Chief Randy Poindexter said they have built several man-made dams in hopes of finding the body.

“It takes anywhere between 28 to 48 hours for the body to normally surface,” Poindexter said. “We have people watching and waiting.”

Kingfisher Schools Superintendent Jason Sternberger said a vigil for Faine was held Friday night.

“Just a shocking situation,” he said. “Unfortunately in these situations, you just don't know what to say. Lots of questions to be answered; everyone is just deeply saddened.”

Sternberger said Faine and his family moved from Davis this past year and Faine just completed his junior year.

Faine played football and wrestled for Kingfisher.

“I met with the family yesterday,” he said.

“They were distraught. Just like everybody is.” has disabled the comments for this article.


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