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Collinsville man drowns in Boar Creek

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The Marine Enforcement Division of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the OHP Dive Team and other law enforcement agencies on Saturday and Sunday investigated a drowning that reportedly took place about 2 a.m. Saturday, roughly six miles east of Hominy in Boar Creek.

The drowning victim was identified as Stephen Bosch, 20, of Collinsville. The OHP said it understood the fatality resulted from an alcohol-related incident. Bosch was not reported missing in the water until 2:05 p.m. Saturday. His body was recovered Sunday morning, the OHP said.

“Victim was with a group of friends on a rock ledge on the bank of Boar Creek. Victim was consuming alcohol, jumping off the rock ledge into Boar Creek, and swimming,” the OHP said in an incident report. “Victim was last seen at approximately 0200 hours (2 a.m. Saturday) but was not reported missing in the water until 1405 hours (2:05 p.m. Saturday). Victim was located and recovered at 1042 hours (10:42 a.m.) on 07/26/2020.”

The weather was clear at the time of the drowning, and the water depth was 15 feet, the OHP said.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the game warden helped with the incident response.