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12:12 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Drowning

Osage Beach, Mo – Okla. man drowns at Lake of the Ozarks

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) One man is dead but another managed to swim to safety after they were thrown from a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri Water Patrol says the two tumbled into the water Thursday when their 18-foot fishing boat struck two cruiser wakes.

The patrol says the boat's operator, a 39-year-old Kansas man, was able to swim to shore. But 53-year-old William Ray of Newcastle, Okla., didn't make it.

A fire boat pulled Ray from the water. He was taken to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead about 90 minutes after the accident.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.
Summary

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) One man is dead but another managed to swim to safety after they were thrown from a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri Water Patrol says the two tumbled into the water Thursday when their 18-foot fishing boat struck two cruiser wakes.

The patrol says the boat's operator, a 39-year-old Kansas man, was able to swim to shore. But 53-year-old William Ray of Newcastle, Okla., didn't make it.

A fire boat pulled Ray from the water. He was taken to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead about 90 minutes after the accident.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.