A boat containing six passengers — including three children — caught fire on Lake McAlester Sunday at around 2 p.m.
No one was injured in the blaze, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
"(The boat) was traveling on McAlester when the motor caught on fire for unknown reason," the OHP said. "(The) fire spread to the rest of the vessel and all occupants evacuated the boat."
The occupants went into the water and were rescued without incident. Troopers attempted to tow the vessel into shore, but due to massive damage the boat "broke apart and sunk."
The type of vessel was not reported. The age of the children on board were two 15-year-olds and one three year old. Everyone on board was from Kiowa except one of the 15-years-olds who was from McAlester.
Authorities said the three year old was wearing a personal flotation device at the time.
The OHP said it advised the owner of the boat to "contact the city of McAlester to determine the course of action in regards to the sunk vessel."
The News-Capital will continue to update this story as information becomes available.
Contact Parker Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org