Man drowns attempting to save swimmer at Forest Lake

BENTON TOWNSHIP, MO – Steve Puckett, 64, drowned trying to save a swimmer on Forest Lake Monday, according to The Kansas City Star.

Puckett and a 67-year-old friend rented a pontoon boat. Witnesses on another boat saw Puckett’s friend swimming when they passed by. Sometime after the witnesses passed by, Steve Puckett jumped into the water to rescue his friends.

When the witnesses rode by another time, they pulled Puckett’s friend from the water. Puckett himself was nowhere to be found.

The drowning was reported rescuers came to the lake to look for Puckett. His body was found in the lake on Tuesday morning.

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