Noodling Death in Oklahoma

7-23-06 - EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - A man died while noodling with five friends in a creek east of Edmond. Edmond police haven't identified the victim, who is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s.

Police say the men were noodling in a creek about 150 yards north of State Highway 66.

Noodling is a practice that involves catching large catfish with bare hands.

Police say the men split up for a while, then found the victim submerged around 3 p.m.

He was taken to an Edmond hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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