Drowning at Tom Steed Lake in Kiowa County

Saturday, 23 March 2019 09:53

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According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a drowning incident occurred on March 23, 2019 at approximately 12:40 am on Rocky Shores, Site 13 at Tom Steed Lake in Kiowa County.


According to the report, Kyle Robert Burkitt, 36, of Macomb, was camping at Rocky Shores, Site 13 at Tom Steed Lake. A witness stated that Burkitt never came into the tent and reported victim missing at 9am on March 23, 2019 to the Oklahoma Park Rangers.

At approximately 10:41 am on March 23, 2019 OHP was advised by Kiowa County Sheriff’s Department that campers at site 17 found victim in the water.

Recovery was made by Trooper George Hoyle and Trooper Lane Gossen.


Burkitt was pronounced deceased at the scene by Medical Examiner Ron Jackson and transported to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office in Oklahoma City.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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