Houston Texas swimmer drowns at Table Rock Lake

4:17 AM, Jul 18, 2012   |    comments
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Forsythe, Missouri (KSDK)-    Missouri Water Patrol officials say an afternoon swim at State Park Marina along Table Rock Lake ended tragically for a Texas man Tuesday.

Authorities say 23 year old Gbenga Afolabi of Houston jumped from a boat into the lake around 1:00 p.m. Tuesday and was in immediate distress according to witnesses.

The operator of the boat threw a flotation device to the struggling swimmer who lost his grip on the aid and went under water and did not resurface.

Investigators say the victim was pronounced dead by the Taney County Coroner just before 3 yesterday afternoon.

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