LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Missouri- The body of an Illinois man has been recovered after a boating accident on the Lake of the Ozarks, May 31st. The incident occurred on the main channel at the 6 mile marker.


Jesse Blakely



20-year-old Jesse Blakely of Matteson, Illinois disappeared after being ejected from a runabout after it struck a wake. Officials said a resident found Blakely’s body within a cove at the 5.7 mile mark in Morgan County.  Blakely’s  remains were taken to the Columbia Medical Examiner’s Office.

The young man was employed as a server at BoatHouse Lakeside Bar and Grill.

Troopers were called to the scene at 7:35 p.m. on the 31st and the boat was driven away by a sober operator according to the patrol report.