April 4, 2013

Kansas man drowns after stumbling into Lake Taneycomo near Branson

Robert J. Rossman, 66, of Princeton, Kan., was pulled from the water by his son and another bystander.

A 66-year-old Princeton, Kan., man drowned Wednesday when he stumbled while fishing at Lake Taneycomo.

Robert J. Rossman was fishing about 11:30 a.m. near Mile Marker 22 on the lake near Branson, Mo., when he fell into the water, according the the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Rossman’s son and a bystander pulled him from the water. Rossman was not wearing a safety device, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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