STL man drowns near Branson

TANEY COUNTY, Mo. – A St. Louis man died Tuesday after a boat he was riding in on a Taney County lake capsized.

The Missouri Water Patrol tells NewsChannel 5 56-year-old Gary Bernhardt and two other men were in a Jon Boat on Lake Taneycomo near Branson when it hit a submerged tree around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, causing the boat to flip.

Authorities say Bernhardt went under the water but was pulled out and taken to a Branson hospital where he died around 9 p.m.

The other two men were able to float on top of the capsized boat and survived.

The accident is under investigation, but authorities say evidence indicates the drowning was accidental.


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