Boating Accident Three Men Drowned Lake Altus-Lugert

Body of Texas Man Recovered at Lake

Stillwater Newspress
29 October 1996

LONE WOLF (AP) Divers have recovered the body of a Midland, Texas man from Lake Altus-Lugert, the Oklahoma Lake Patrol says.

John WIlliam Franks, 73, was one of three people who drowned in a boating accident Thursday night on the lake in southwestern Oklahoma.

Franks' body was found in 9 feet of water about 10:15 a.m. Monday, the patrol said.

The patrol said the boat carrying Franks, Kenneth R. Williams, 57, of Hobbs, N.M., and Clyde W. Davis, 69 , of Hobbs capsized in rough water and the men drowned.

The bodies of the New Mexico men were recovered last week.

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