Man swept away in Cimarron River

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The Cimarron River in Logan County swept away a Tulsa man who fell into a hole in the river late Wednesday morning. Joshua Griffin, 24, was recovered in eight feet of water a few short hours later at 3:15 p.m.

KWTV aerial photo over the Cimarron River Wednesday afternoon.

The Guthrie Fire Department received the 911 call at 11:20 a.m. and aided with the rescue along with the OHP rescue team near Highway 77.

Griffin was walking in two feet of water when he fell into a hole in the river bottom according to the OHP. Witnesses say others tried to help pull him out, but panicked and would take others down with him.

Griffin was a volunteer for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The group of volunteers were searching for a fish called the Arkansas Shiner. None of the volunteers were wearing life jackets.

Just last month Kimberly Ann Harlow, 48, was found in the same river near Highway 74 bridge close to Crescent.

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