A Colorado man drowned late Friday afternoon after falling off the back of a boat in Party Cove at Lake of the Ozarks.
Justin Byrd, 30, of Englewood, Colorado was underwater for five minutes before onlookers realized he was missing, according to an incident report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Byrd's boat was not moving at the time, however the pontoon boat was anchored next to several other boats in Anderson Hollow Cove, commonly known as "Party Cove."
The Missouri Highway Patrol also said Byrd was not wearing a life-jacket when he fell in at 4:25 p.m.
The drowning is the second of 2014 at Lake of the Ozarks.