Boater drowns after saving two children

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A 46-year-old Oklahoma City man was talking with a friend, enjoying his new 16-foot Hobie Cat catamaran on Lake Hefner when a gust of wind turned a peaceful day into a struggle for survival.

Authorities and witnesses said Bellaire became separated from his friend after the men took off their life jackets to help the friend's two children, ages 9 and 10, who were drifting away from the boat.

"Craig was a hero," the friend said. "He saved my children."

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