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Sen. Jim Inhofe believes swimming in Grand Lake caused his illness

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Friday he is convinced he became ill after swimming in the algae in Grand Lake earlier this week.

BY JIM MYERS - Tulsa World Modified: July 1, 2011 at 10:48 am •  Published: July 1, 2011
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Friday he is convinced he became ill after swimming in the algae in Grand Lake earlier this week.

"There is no question,'' the Oklahoma Republican said, linking what he thought was a routine dive into the lake last Monday morning to a severe upper respiratory illness.

"That night, Monday night, I was just deathly sick."

Inhofe and his wife, Kay, have had a home on the lake for decades, and he has never seen that kind of algae in the water previously.

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