A Kansas City man was killed in a boating accident that occurred Saturday afternoon at Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a westbound 2019 Sylvan pontoon boat, driven by 31-year-old Favian Estrada of Kansas City, was at mile marker 13 of the main channel around 4:30 p.m., when the vessel struck a wake, ejecting 29-year-old Daniel E. Cortez of Kansas City. The vessel then struck Cortez.

The pontoon, owned by Cortez, reportedly overturned, and Cortez was not wearing a life jacket.

Cortez was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:06 p.m., by Camden County Medical Examiner Jason Elliott. The body was taken to Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Camdenton.

The pontoon had minor damage.

Lake Ozark Fire and Osage Beach Fire assisted the six Troopers on scene.


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