Man drowns in Lake Mur­ray

The Oklahoman - - FRONT PAGE - FROM STAFF RE­PORTS

ARDMORE — A man drowned Wed­nes­day at Lake Mur­ray in Carter County while swim­ming near a boat ramp, the Ok­la­homa Highway Pa­trol re­ports.

Dar­nell J. Tay­lor, 33, drowned near Martin’s Land­ing about 6:45 p.m. about 6.5 miles south of Ardmore, the pa­trol re­ports.

Tay­lor, of Ardmore, went un­der for an un­known rea­son and did not resur­face. His fam­ily mem­bers yelled for help and a by­stander swam in and pulled Tay­lor out of 6 feet of wa­ter about 25 feet from the boat ramp. By­standers tried to re­vive Tay­lor, un­til paramedics ar­rived and pro­nounced him dead at the scene, the pa­trol re­ports.

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