A drowning was reported yesterday evening at the Lake of the Ozarks.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 6 p.m., yesterday, 67 year old Ernest Ekstam, of Gravois Mill jumped into the lake to help another swimmer who was struggling.
Ekstam apparently began to struggle himself so bystanders threw a life jacket to him. A passing boat pulled Ekstam out of the water, but he was already unconscious.
According to Troopers, Ekstam was pronounced dead at the scene.