Man drowns after falling off dock at Lake of the Ozarks

03/20/2013 10:17 AM

05/16/2014 9:34 PM

A 60-year-old New Florence, Mo., man drowned when he slipped off a dock while boarding a boat and fell into the Lake of the Ozarks.

Dennis A. Duchek fell into the water about 9:10 a.m. Monday at a dock in the Jennings Branch Cove.

Duchek, who was not wearing a life jacket, did not resurface.

Divers with the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division recovered his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene at about 5:10 p.m. Monday.

This is the first drowning for the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Troop F, which patrols 13 counties in central Missouri.


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