Water Related Death – MCINTOSH COUNTY – Next of kin notified

A vessel incident with serious injuries occurred on 02/07/2022 at approximately 6:05 p.m. on Lake Eufaula, 0.9 miles south of the Porum landing ramp, approximately 6 miles east and 7.3 miles south of Checotah, Oklahoma in McIntosh County.

Vessel-1: 2018 Moomba, operated by Kenna Ingram (SIC) white female, age 22, from Norman, Oklahoma. No injuries reported.

Victim-1: Braxton G Byrd (SIC) white male, 23, from Norman, Oklahoma. Carried to Porum Landing Boat Ramp by the Corps of Engineers ship. Pronounced deceased at the scene by Pafford EMS at 1851 hours.

Passenger-1: Emily Angleton (SIC) white female, 23 years old, origin unknown. No injuries.

Passenger-2: Ryan Guilfoyle (SIC), Caucasian male, 22, of unknown origin. No injuries.

Passenger-3: Mason Mckee (SIC) white male, 23, unknown. No injuries.

Passenger-4: Christopher Kennedy (SIC), Caucasian male, 22 years old, origin unknown. No injuries.

Passenger-5: Lauren Pritchard (SIC) white female, 22 years old, origin unknown. No injuries.

Passenger-6: Rachel Williams (SIC) white female, 23, unknown. No injuries.

Passenger-7: Lauren N. Thomason (SIC) white female, 23, unknown. No injuries.

Passenger-8: Charles L Case III (SIC) white male, 24 years old, origin unknown. No injuries.

Passenger-9: Eden Locke (SIC) white female, 18 years old, origin unknown. No injuries.

Passenger-10: Jacob Ahlefeld (SIC), Caucasian male, 19 years old, origin unknown. no injuries.

Passenger-11: Joanna Pappy (SIC) white female, 22, from unknown. No injuries.

Passenger-12: Anthony Summers (SIC), Caucasian male, 22 years old, origin unknown. No injuries.

Passenger-13: Andrew Ahlefeld (SIC), Caucasian male, 23 years old, origin unknown. No injuries.

What happened: Victim-1 was overriding behind Craft-1. Victim-1 fell, then Craft-1 circled Victim-1. Ship-1 passed Victim-1 and the operator reversed and Victim-1 was hit by a propeller.

Personal Flotation Device: Used by Victim-1. Equipped, but not used by anyone else in the ship

Investigated by Trooper Justin Williams #537, Marine Enforcement Division Troop W. Assisted by Lt. John Huggins #151, Trooper Ryan Williams #746 Troop W, Troop Scott Lee #923 Troop W, Trooper Jaime Futral #899 of Troop W, Trooper Daniel Eaton #466 of Troop C, The Army Corps of Engineers, Pafford EMS, and McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office.

“This report is based on the soldier’s investigation of this collision. It may contain the opinion of the rider.

Authority: Rider Justin Williams #537

Southeast Regional Communications Center – Durant PCO T. Young