BOLIVAR, Mo. – A southwest Missouri man drowned while trying to unload his boat in Pomme de Terre Lake.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the body of Ralph Prince of Bolivar was recovered from the lake Tuesday afternoon.
The patrol says Prince was trying to launch his boat at the Bolivar Landing launch early Tuesday when the boat floated off its trailer. Prince, whose age was not available, went into the water to retrieve the boat and drowned.
A search for his body began after a witness reported an unoccupied boat drifting on the lake and the unattended truck and trailer.