Two weekend drownings at the Lake of the Ozarks
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO (KTVI)-An Iowa man is missing and presumed dead in the Lake of the Ozarks. Around 5:20pm Saturday, Brandon Ellingson, 20, of Clive, IA, was being transported for boating while intoxicated when he stood up in the boat, stepped to the edge, and either fell or jumped overboard.
The incident occurred in the main channel of the Gravois Arm and is considered a drowning by the Missouri Highway Patrol.
On Friday night, a Columbia, MO man drowned after helping rescue a friend who fell overboard at the Lake of the Ozarks. Just before 11:00pm, in the McCoy Branch Cove, a person riding on the bow of a pontoon boat fell overboard. Adam K. Pedego, 28, and two other people jumped in the water to attempt a rescue. The passenger was rescued, but Pedego did not resurface. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported that a body recovered from the lake Saturday was identified Pedego.