Boaters Rescued from Stormy Waters

6-14-05 - Storms, Monday night, caught a group of fishermen off guard on Lake Texoma. An 18-foot ski boat capsized after high winds hit the water just before 10:00 p.m. Four people were thrown into the water between Alberta Creek and Lake Washita.

Two of the boaters swam to the shore, the others stayed with the boat. They were pulled from the water by Marshall County rescuers.

All four boaters were wearing their life jackets. A trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, lake patrol division, investigated the incident. He said the boaters were trying to get back to their campsite when the storm hit.