Woman’s body found in Arkansas River near Coweta


Authorities said the woman’s body was found south of this point along the Arkansas River, south of Coweta.

By John Dobberstein, Editor

A female’s body was found in the Arkansas River just south of Coweta Friday, said authorities.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) and Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) said the body was found body along the river banks near S. 305th E. Avenue.

Authorities said the terrain the woman was found dead in was difficult to navigate.

The woman’s body was recovered at about 4:45 p.m. from a spot about a mile south of where 305th E. Avenue dead-ends at the river. The woman has not been identified and authorities are unsure if foul play is suspected.

A man fishing in area said people are often jumping into the water and swimming without knowing or understanding the risks — even after the heavy rain that came recently that had caused the river to be up higher than normal.

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