70-year-old drowns in Muskogee County

A tragic story out of Muskogee County regarding a 70-year-old Braggs man.

KRMG has learned Paul Thornpaugh drowned Monday night around 7:30 p.m. on a private property.  The incident happened on E. 63rd ST. S.

According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol press release, his wife was unable to find him for a period of time.

“She found him partially submerged in the pond in approximately 2 feet of water,” the press release read.

So far, the circumstances behind the drowning are still under investigation.

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