Missing man's body found in Branson lake

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - A body recovered from a southwest Missouri lake has been identified as that of a 25-year-old man who disappeared in mid-July.

The state Highway Patrol's Water Patrol division says emergency responders found the body of Nicholas Young on Monday morning near the Emerald Point area of Table Rock Lake.

The Hollister man disappeared in the lake around 3:15 a.m. on July 19. Authorities were told that Young fell into the water while trying to step from one boat onto another. He swam to one of the boats but fell back in while trying to climb aboard.

Authorities believe Young drowned, but the Taney County coroner has ordered an autopsy.

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