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Miracle and Tony Crook update

05/27/2020

May 27, 2020

On 05-26-2020 Wagoner County E-911 received a report of a possible body in the Verdigris Navigational Channel at Lock and Dam 17 south of Wagoner.  Off-duty Wagoner County Deputy Matt Smith was in the area and witnessed what he believed to be a body in the water.  Wagoner County Deputies, multiple Fire Departments, and Wagoner County Emergency Management were notified.  Wagoner County Emergency Management coordinated with Muskogee County Emergency Management to respond quickly to the scene south of Lock and Dam 17. 

Wagoner County Emergency Management recovered one victim from the Verdigris Navigational Channel 50 minutes upon receiving the initial call and stood by for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to complete an investigation.  Tulsa Police Responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.

Tulsa Police Department, Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, Wagoner County Emergency Management, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Division, Cherokee Nation Marshall Service, Fort Gibson Fire Department, Muskogee County Emergency Management, Okay Fire Department were all involved in the recovery efforts.

This morning we are continuing the search effort with all the agencies plus Tulsa Fire, Army Corp of Engineers, USAR, Rogers County Sheriff's Office.

The body removed from the water is that of a young female.  The Medical Examiner will work to definitively identify the body. The search area for Miracle and Tony Crook has now dramatically widened.

We understand that everyone wants to help with the search efforts, at this time we would ask that people let the emergency rescue personnel use our considerable resources to search the numerous miles of waterways that is extremely dangerous in many areas.

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