A Lake Area Hero was honored last night and received quite the surprise. During the Red Cross’s Annual Heroes Dinner, Sergeant Dave Echternacht received the Law Enforcement Award for his actions during the Shootout. Sgt. Echternacht jumped into the Lake in full uniform to save Shootout competitor Jeff McCann after a horrific accident. McCann, who lives in North Carolina, made the trip to Jefferson City to surprise Sgt. Echternacht and express his gratitude.
McCann also says that, while it won’t be ready this year, he plans to bring his boat back to the Shootout in 2018.