At 11:14 a.m. on July 5, 2016, the Missouri State Highway Patrol recovered a body which was located floating near the 8-mile marker of the main channel at Lake of the Ozarks.

The body was discovered by a boater, who notified law enforcement officials.

Current information is that the body is of an unidentified male, unknown age. An autopsy will be conducted in Boone County on July 6, 2016, in an attempt to identify the individual and determine a cause of death.

The body was recovered at the Lake of the Ozarks in the vicinity where a personal watercraft was located adrift on June 30, 2016, at the 8.5 mile-mark of the main channel.

The investigation is ongoing by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and no additional details will be available until the individual is identified and next of kin are notified.

Randy Kirby