First responders find body of woman swept away during storms in east Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — First responders found the body of a woman swept away in east Tulsa during Monday night’s storms.

Crews were on scene Tuesday morning behind the Walmart near Admiral and Memorial, where a man said his girlfriend was swept away into a storm drain.

Tulsa Fire and Police searched the area, finding the woman about 100 feet from the entrance of a storm drain. Police are investigating but no foul play is suspected.

First responders are in east Tulsa searching for a woman who was possibly swept away in a storm drain during Monday night’s storms.

According to Tulsa Fire, a man called the police to report that his girlfriend was swept away by rushing water behind the Walmart near Admiral and Memorial. The man and his girlfriend were sleeping in a drainage area when the storm swept the woman into a storm drain.

Tulsa Fire and Police searched overnight and resumed their search Tuesday morning.

Andy Little with Tulsa Fire said crews are formulating a plan. Crews are out inspecting storm drains, dive teams are on standby and a rescue task force will determine what resources are needed for the search.

Ben Morgan

Ben Morgan

News Editor

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