Body of man missing since Saturday at Lake Jacomo has been recovered, authorities say

Marine operations troopers have recovered the body of a man believed to have drowned Saturday at Lake Jacomo, the Missouri Highway Patrol said Sunday afternoon.

The man, later identified as Fabian Torres-Torres, 31, entered the water and didn’t resurface, the Missouri Highway Patrol said about 6 p.m. Saturday on social media. He had entered the water to rescue two juveniles, according to an incident report.

The agency assisted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in the search, which was suspended about 9 p.m. Saturday night because of decreasing daylight. Troopers returned to the water Sunday morning.

The highway patrol used a boat to conduct surface scans and a sonar device to search for the missing man in the reservoir near Blue Springs, according to Sgt. Andy Bell, a spokesman for the highway patrol.

Torres-Torres’ body was recovered by divers before 4 p.m. Sunday.

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