Overland man drowns in Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – 52-year-old Mark A. Friedel of Overland died Saturday from drowning in Jefferson County. Authorities say the incident occurred at 6:45 pm at Robert Drive and Spring Drive. Friedel had made a shallow dive into the water and surfaced grasping for air before resubmerging and resurfacing face down.

A bystander pulled Friedel from the water.

He was transported to a local hospital, were he was pronounced dead.