Peoria man drowns during boat race in Missouri

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CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo.– A Peoria man is dead after drowning in the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

Twenty-three-year-old Sean Burgess was participating in a boat race Saturday afternoon when he was reported missing by his group.

Witnesses told authorities Burgess was last seen on a ‘Maui Mat’ float pad by his friends and family watching the Lake Shootout. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said on Twitter Burgess jumped off a floating pad and didn’t resurface.

MSHP and Mid-County dive team recovered Burgess’ body at 10:47 p.m. in 37 feet of water.

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