SE Missouri Man Dies in Boating Accident

4 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Monday, May 27 2013 May 27, 2013 Monday, May 27, 2013 5:09:55 PM CDT May 27, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Highway Patrol says a 64-year-old man has died after falling from his boat in a Bootheel fishing lake.

Sikeston resident Oscar Shannon was pronounced dead around 2 p.m. Monday by the Mississippi County coroner.

Authorities say Shannon had been fishing on Upper Big Lake in the Robert Delay Conservation Area. He lost his balance and fell overboard while trying to tie a rope to a tree.

The body was recovered near a cluster of trees in the lake.

 

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