17-year-old girl falls through ice and drowns while trying to save dog

Posted on Saturday, February 20th, 2021 at 10:42 pm    

DEWAR, OK (OKMULGEE COUNTY) – A 17-year-old girl drowned Thursday evening after falling through an iced-over pond in Okmulgee County while attempting to help her dog to safety, according to OKC FOX 25 and  KFOR.

The accident occurred in Dewar, at a pond near 6th Street, just after 5:20 p.m., when the 17-year-old victim walked onto the ice in order to retrieve her stranded dog.

The victim fell beneath the 2-inch-thick ice, where she drowned.

The dog was later rescued by emergency staff.

Classes at Dewar Public School were canceled Friday following the victim’s tragic death.

Authorities are advising people not to walk onto any frozen bodies of water, as the ice may not be as sturdy as it appears.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 

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