A 69-year-old man fell from the dock and drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks while a winter storm brought freezing temperatures to the area, officials said.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was called around 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22 to its dock off Surdike Harbor 20 in Osage Beachsays the report about the drowning.
The man, identified as Dean Guiducci, was located and taken to Lake Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:04 p.m., officials said.
About an hour before authorities were called to the drowning, the National Weather Service said wind chill temperatures it was minus 17 in the Osage Beach area.
“Dangerous wind chill continues across the Ozarks,” the agency tweeted. “Frostbite and hypothermia are possible in less than 30 minutes.”