A Wagoner three-year-old nearly drowned on Lake Fort Gibson yesterday, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The toddler was swimming around 8 p.m. with family members when the father turned away to put bait on a fish hook. The child went under water, and when the father turned around, he started looking for the victim. He found the child just under the water and started doing CPR.
The child was flown by helicopter to Saint Francis Hospital Pediatric in Tulsa and admitted in critical condition.
The child was not wearing a flotation device.
UPDATE: The highway patrol has reported the child has died.