A search took place most of Monday at Shawnee Twin Lakes, where a man who had been reported missing was found safe in the water near the shoreline of Glen Collins Park.


A search took place most of Monday at Shawnee Twin Lakes, where a man who had been reported missing was found safe in the water near the shoreline of Glen Collins Park.
Shawnee Police Department Public Information Officer Dan Shumaker said Doug Bowland, 45, McLoud, was located about 5 p.m. He appeared incoherent and dehydrated from being out in the heat and elements, Shumaker said, so family members were taking him to Unity Health Center.
Bowland had been missing since Sunday night. Shumaker said Bowland and his family were at the lake Sunday when he ran into acquaintances, so he stayed at the lake and his family went home. He didn’t return home Sunday night so his wife called police, Shumaker said.
Police followed several leads and checked the area. Witnesses reported seeing a man matching Bowland’s description walking near Eckels and Homer Lane, Shumaker said, while other witnesses had seen him in the water.
“We assumed there was a possibility we might have a drowning,” Shumaker said, so members of Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop W assisted in the search Monday.
OHP Lt. Roe and Troopers Proctor and Nelson used air boats to search and drag the lake, Shumaker said. Shawnee Cpl. Mike McLaughlin, Cpl. Shawn Parsons and Lt. R.L. Gribble were out on the police department’s pontoon boat searching the waterways as Cpl. Freeland Wood searched the areas around the lake, Shumaker said. Bowland’s family also participated in the search before he was found late Monday afternoon.