Talihina Teen Jumps Into River To Save Brother, Both Drown

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PUSHMATAHA COUNTY (KFSM) — The bodies of two brothers have been recovered, after they were reported missing on Saturday (May 7).

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Dustin Panisiak, 21, had attempted to wade across the Kiamichi River to the other side, when he stopped off a shoal and went under the water.

His younger brother Daniel, 17, went into the water to rescue Dustin, but neither resurfaced.

The bodies were found at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (May 10), eight miles west of Albion, according to OHP.


  • Douglas Cain

    Sad for the parents to loose two children, but the brother did the right thing, to save his brother, what would you have done, for your child, brother, sister, mom, dad, the same thing, do what you could to help them. May Jesus Christ bless this family.

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