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Three Killed In Lake Of The Ozarks Boating Accident

Watercraft hit rock bluff early Saturday

May 19, 2018 - 4:36 pm

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. (KMOX) - Three people have died and two others are injured, following a boating accident on the Lake of the Ozarks.

Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Scott White tells KMOX the boat apparently hit a bluff near the 47 mile marker at about 1:45 Saturday morning. That's on the south side of the main channel, across from Simmons Point.

White says divers located one of the bodies around 8:30 Saturday morning and a second at 11:15. The third person was found dead in the boat.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Late Saturday afternoon, troopers released the names of those killed. They are 21-year-old Hailey Hochanadel of Olathe, Kan. , 23-year-old Joseph Lemark of Overland Park, Kan. and 24-year-old Daniel Lewis of Overland Park, Kan.