Boating accident claims life of local girl

The purple balloons tied to fences at Field of Dreams in Comanche Monday, honored the memory of one the players who would normally have been on the field with her teammates.

The Dirt Divas were not on the field, however. The machine-pitch team is mourning the loss of their friend and teammate Kyndi Beth Harkins, age 7, of Comanche, who died in a boating accident on Lake Waurika, Saturday evening.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports, Kyndi was on a boat with several others that was idling its way to the boat ramp. Kyndi was on the swim deck when for an unknown reason, the child ended up in the water and was hit by the propeller.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.







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