Tulsa man drowns in Delaware County

Nelson A. Vasquez, 28, was swimming in the creek just upstream of the U.S. 412 bridge in Delaware County when he went under five to eight feet of water and didn't resurface, authorities said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 4, 2012
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— A Tulsa man drowned Wednesday in Flint Creek, authorities said.

About 1 p.m., Nelson A. Vasquez, 28, was swimming in the creek just upstream of the U.S. 412 bridge, about five miles south of Colcord in Delaware County, when he went under five to eight feet of water and didn't resurface, said Ed Fite, Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission administrator.

Other swimmers pulled Vasquez from the water about 10 to 20 minutes after he submerged and began CPR. He was taken to a hospital where he died, Fite said.

He was not wearing a life jacket.


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