The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified a man whose body was found on Tuesday on the main channel at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Authorities say 19-year-old Alexander Keith of Lake Ozark, Missouri was found on July 5 just after 11 a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol began an investigation into an unoccupied watercraft that was found on June 30. Keith was reported missing on July 1.

The Patrol says that the preliminary cause of death is drowning, but the investigation into the incident continues.

Kurt Parsons

Press release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at approximately 11:14 a.m., a body was located and recovered on Lake of the Ozarks, near the 8-mile marker on the main channel.  The body was positively identified as Alexander G. Keith, 19, of Lake Ozark, Missouri.  Mr. Keith was reported missing on July 1, 2016, after troopers began an investigation into an unoccupied personal watercraft found idling near the 8.5-mile marker on June 30, 2016.

While the preliminary cause of death appears to be drowning, the circumstances surrounding the manner in which Mr. Keith entered the water are still being investigated.