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Officials recover body of one Lake Thunderbird crash victim

Crews searched Lake Thunderbird all day Sunday for the missing victims of a boat collision. (Caroline Vandergriff/KOKH)

Authorities have recovered the body of one man missing following a late Saturday crash on Lake Thunderbird.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that efforts resumed Monday morning to find the bodies of two missing people following a crash late May 19 on Lake Thunderbird. Family members have confirmed to FOX 25 that the missing men are Brandon Kelley and Cody Foster.

Officials searched all day Sunday for those missing in the incident. Authorities have recovered both of the boats involved in the incident. The OHP reports that divers canvassed a one-square mile area as they search for the bodies. Late Monday afternoon, the family of Kelley confirmed that the man's body had been discovered. Kelley leaves behind a wife and three kids.


Two other people involved in the crash are in the hospital now in stable condition. Steven Taylor, 34 years old, was transported to OU Medical with head injuries. Jennifer Collett, 36 years old, suffered internal injuries to her body. According to OHP, the boat Taylor was driving, with Collett as a passenger, collided with a 1998 cream and teal Starcraft. The two people who were on that boat are presumed dead.


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