ROYAL — Oil, gas and other fluids leaking from a crane that sank 85 feet to the bottom of Lake Ouachita last month near the Brady Mountain Marina are contained and workers are trying to determine how to raise the machinery, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday.

ROYAL — Oil, gas and other fluids leaking from a crane that sank 85 feet to the bottom of Lake Ouachita last month near the Brady Mountain Marina are contained and workers are trying to determine how to raise the machinery, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday.

“Right now they are just trying to find somebody that can raise it for them,” said Maj. Rob Wolfenden with the Vicksburg District of the Corps of Engineers.

“Everything is being coordinated with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality,” he said, adding that an oil containment boom has been set up over the area where the crane sank.

Katherine Benenati, spokeswoman for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, said the small crane owned by Marinas International of Dallas fell off a barge near the Brady Mountain Marina on Feb. 16.

“At some point they were installing guide cables and setting anchor blocks and … the barge went up at a 45-degree angle, the chains that were holding the crane snapped and three workers went into the water along with the crane,” Benenati said.

People at the marina saw the accident and rescued the three workers, who were not injured, she said.

When it sank, the crane was carrying about 10 gallons of engine oil, 15 gallons of radiator fluid, 10 gallons of diesel fuel and 15 gallons of hydraulic fluid.

“They did put a boom in the water and it is considered contained. They are just working a plan of action … to try to remedy the situation,” Benenati said.