GROVE, OK.--- Authorities have recovered at least one body from a vehicle that plunged off a bluff into Grand Lake this morning. Authorities are searching for a second body and say the vehicle is still submerged in water. Officials are using divers to attach air bags to the vehicle to try and lift it to the surface and will then use a tow boat to get it back to shore.
Authorities believe the driver failed to navigate a curve on Serpentine Road and crashed through a guardrail, sending the vehicle 60 feet down Blue Bluff and into Grand Lake. They say before the car hit the water, it struck the edge of the bluff. Authorities say they're sending divers down with air bags to try and lift the vehicle to the surface. They will then use a tow boat to get it back to shore.
Grand Lake officials estimate the water is 50 feet deep, with frigid temperatures making rescue efforts difficult.
"With the water temperature and the wind and things like that, it's very difficult. But these guys, they're so used to working in all conditions that even while it's difficult, it's nothing they're not accustomed to handling," said Justin Alberty, GRDA Spokesman.
"Not knowing is the worst part, you have people calling in wondering what's going on," said Eric Gibe, Oklahoma State Trooper.
Witnesses on scene say a chrome piece of the headlight was seen lying on the lip of the cliff. They also say when the vehicle went off the side of the bluff, it sheared off two trees.
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