ST. CLAIR, Mo. – A 61-year-old Texas man drowned last week in a private lake about an hour southwest of St. Louis.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said Dale Neider of Wharton, Texas jumped from a moving boat around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday in Thunderbird Lake near St. Clair.
Authorities said Neider attempted to float before he went underwater and did not resurface, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Searchers recovered his body on Thursday and he was pronounced dead at the scene.