Jenkins Boating Accident

Jenkins Boating Accident

Tulsa World 6 September, 1996

Body of Woman Recovered From Lake

By the Associated Press
Searchers pulled the body of a Wagoner woman from Lake Fort Gibson on Thursday (Sept.5), a day after she had fallen out of a boat and been struck by its propeller, the Oklahoma Lake Patrol said.

Cindy Jenkins, 35, had a large head wound and arm and facial lacerations, the patrol said. Her body was recovered about 9 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 5) in about 30 feet of water.

The patrol said Mrs. Jenkins fell from the boat as her husband Lloyd, was taking off. Jenkins tried to rescue his wife, but was unsuccessful.

The accident occurred about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 4).

The Daily Oklahoman 5 September 1996

Drowning Victim's Body Found

Searchers recovered the body of a Wagoner woman killed when she fell out of a boat Wednesday in Lake Fort Gibson.

The Oklahoma Lake Patrol identified the victim as Cindy Jenkins, 35.

Authorities said the accident occurred at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 4) at Rocky Point. Her body was recovered at 8:54 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 5).

The patrol said Jenkins was a passenger in a boat driven by her husband, Lloyd Jenkins, 49. Cindy Jenkins fell from the boat as it began to move and was struck by the propeller. He tried unsuccessfully to rescue her.

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