A Springfield man drowned while swimming in Springfield Lake on Tuesday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 35-year-old John E. Hance of Springfield was swimming near the low head dam on the James River around 5:30, when he began to struggle, went under the surface and did not resurface.

An investigation is under way by the Springfield Police Department.

The body was released to the Green County Medical Examiner's Office.

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