- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SPIRO, Okla. (AP) - Flood waters in eastern Oklahoma are being blamed for the drowning death of a man in Spiro and high winds prompted a rescue of two swimmers in McIntosh County.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of 60-year-old Dennis Donaho was recovered Wednesday in Spiro after he was reported missing two days earlier.

Lt. John Vincent says Donaho was driving a tractor when it stalled in flood water and Donaho got swept away while trying to swim to safety.

The patrol also was involved in a water rescue Wednesday after two juveniles swimming on a piece of Styrofoam in Coon Creek floated from the bank due to high winds.

Vincent says a trooper commandeered a boat and rescued the two. Neither was injured.

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