Idabel man drowns in Red River

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) - A 30-year-old Idabel man has drowned in the Red River while swimming with family members in McCurtain County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says that at about 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Chad Dawson stepped off a sandy ridge drop-off, went underwater and never resurfaced.

Authorities recovered Dawson's body about 8:05 p.m. He was not wearing a life jacket.

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