McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Breaking News

June 5, 2014

McAlester man charged with manslaughter in 2013 boating accident

McALESTER — A McAlester resident has been charged with a felony count of first-degree manslaughter in McIntosh County in  connection with the 2013 death of an Oklahoma City man in a Lake Eufaula boating accident.

Ryan Shumway, 31, of McAlester, is accused of causing the death of Gary Lynn McIninch, 55, of Oklahoma City in a July 4, 2013 boating accident a mile east of Eufaula Cove on Lake Eufaula.

Information filed in the case accuses Shumway of committing the felony while “engaged in the misdemeanor offense of reckless or neglectful operation of a vessel.”

In addition to the manslaughter charge, Shumway, is charged with a misdemeanor offense of failure to give information and render aid “at a vessel accident.”

An initial court appearance in the case is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday at the McIntosh County Courthouse.

Two children were also injured in the 2013 boating accident.

Shumway had turned himself in to McIntosh County authorities last year two days after the body of McIninch was recovered from the lake.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said that McIninch had fallen into the lake after he was ejected from a pontoon boat hit by a 20-foot ski boat traveling an estimated 30 miles an hour, based on witness reports. After hitting the pontoon boat, the ski boat landed atop a Stingray boat that was nearby, according to accounts at the time.

The ski boat driver then drove away from the scene, authorities alleged. Shumway later turned himself in to McIntosh County authorities.

Contact James Beaty at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Breaking News
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.