KC-area man drowns while swimming at Lake of the Ozarks

May 29, 2019 - 7:03 pm
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A Kansas City-area man has drowned while swimming at the Lake of the Ozarks during the Memorial Day holiday.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said William Gordon-Price, 27, of Overland Park, Kansas, drowned about 4:45 p.m. Monday near the Grand Glaize Bridge.

Gordon-Price had jumped into the water and was swimming near a pontoon boat when he went under and did not resurface.

The Highway Patrol said the lake is about 60 feet deep in the area where Gordon-Price went under. The patrol said he was operating the pontoon boat and was not wearing a safety device.

Rescuers used surface and side-scan sonar searches in hopes of finding him. Divers were brought in to search for him and continued into Monday night.
 

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