Man Drowns at Stephens Lake
The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a medical emergency at 7:07 PM on Monday to Stephens Lake.
Information from callers at the lake to 9-1-1 indicated a male was found underwater in the swimming area and that people on the scene were performing CPR.
Columbia fire fighters arrived on the scene at 7:11 PM and found Columbia Police officers performing CPR on a male patient. Columbia fire personnel and ambulance personnel took over patient care of an approximately forty-year-old male who was not breathing and had no pulse. Scene care including CPR was continued and at 7:22 PM the patient was transported to University of Missouri Hospitals Level One Trauma Center.
It's unknown how long the patient had been under the water or for what reason the patient was under the water. The Columbia Police Department will investigate the circumstances of the incident and issue additional information when it is available.