The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 26, 2013

UPDATE: Missing teen's body recovered

By Robert Barron, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle

KINGFISHER — Authorities recovered the body of 17-year-old Taylor Faine at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday in Uncle John Creek in Kingfisher.

Faine had been last seen jumping into the water from the dam on the creek near the Swinging Bridge in Kingfisher Park Thursday night.

Kingfisher Fire Chief Randy Poindexter said the body was positively identified as Faine’s after it first was spotted at about 7 a.m. Faine’s body surfaced about one-third of a mile from where he jumped into the water into Uncle John Creek. Searchers built several 16-foot gates which they spread across the creek. The boy surfaced just behind the first gate and was recovered.

A helicopter assisted in the search, along with trained dive teams.

Six years ago, Jesse Taylor drowned in Uncle John Creek. Taylor jumped off the bridge into the rushing water, and Faine from the low water dam, Poindexter said.

“There are signs up, and a cross for Jesse Taylor ...” Poindexter said. He said he plans to request to be at the Kingfisher City Council meeting to discuss doing something different with the spillway.