GROVE, OK.--- Authorities now say three men were inside a vehicle that plunged off a bluff into Grand Lake. Officials were able to pull one of the bodies from the water around 5 p.m. A representative with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol would only describe that person as a young male.
Troopers say there are two other men in the submerged grayish-silver colored SUV type vehicle. Recovery efforts will resume at daybreak. Authorities believe the driver failed to navigate a curve on South 630 Road and plunged down Blue Bluff and into Grand Lake.
They say the vehicle went about 60 feet before hitting the edge of the bluff and then hit the water. It's unknown exactly what time the crash happened, but authorities suspect it was in the middle of the night. Grand River Dam Authority used a three man dive team and sonar equipment to locate the vehicle. They planned to use air bags to attach to the vehicle to get it to the surface and then use a tow boat to get it back to shore.
Authorities say debris from the car did surface to the shoreline. 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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