A Bolivar man drowned Friday afternoon in Polk County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 62-year-old Steven R. Cutbirth of Bolivar, was swimming in Pomme de Terre Lake at Point 12 in the main channel when he began struggling and later recovered from the water unconscious.

Cutbirth was pronounced deceased at 4 p.m., by Polk County Coroner Jeff Witt.

The body was taken to Pitts Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Home in Bolivar.

This was Troop D's seventh drowning in 2022.

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