- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

HEADRICK, Okla. (AP) - Searchers are again looking for a person missing at a river crossing in southwestern Oklahoma.

Trooper Jerry Wallace said Friday the Marine Enforcement Division of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol is using an airboat, recovery boat and a side-scan sonar system. Someone was reported missing early Thursday at the old U.S. 62 bridge over the North Fork of the Red River near Headrick. The site is about 10 miles east of Altus.

Much of southern Oklahoma saw heavy rains during May, with some locations receiving more than a foot of water. The rains swelled rivers in the region and Oklahoma’s climatology office says Lake Tom Steed, near Headrick, rose 18 feet during the month.

At least six people have died in Oklahoma in recent weeks because of the bad weather.

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