Lake Texoma, OK Lightning strike, Apr 1950
Lightning Kills Man At Lake Texoma
DURANT, Okla., April 29. (AP) - A bolt of lightning struck and killed an El Paso man fishing on Lake Texoma Saturday and seriously burned his companion.
Sid Turpin, 37, was dead before he was brought to shore by three other men fishing nearby. S. W. Williams, 35, also of El Paso, is hospitalized here.
Dave Herron said he and two other men were in a boat some 30 feet away when the lightening [sic] struck.
"Fire shot out of both their bodies," he said.
The Big Spring Daily Herald, Big Spring, TX 30 Apr 1950