The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.


Published July 10, 2019

Body found, second drowning of the year

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – The body of a man who was initially listed as “missing” by the Missouri State Highway Patrol after a collision between two boats has been found.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) on Saturday June 29 around 10:00 p.m., at the four mile marker of the Osage Arm, a 1990 Formula was traveling downstream when it collided with a 2002 Formula traveling upstream.

The driver of the 2002 Formula, Kelly Wise, 59, of Atlantic IA, received minor injuries while a passenger, Tammy Wise, also of Atlantic, IA, received moderate injuries. Both were transported by EMS to Lake Regional Hospital.

There were four people in the 1990 Formula.

• Bradley Siebeneck, 37, of Holts Summit, MO, received minor injuries and was transported to Lake Regional Hospital by EMS.
• Brian Basham, 42, of Eldon, MO, also received minor injuries and was transported to Lake Regional Hospital by EMS.
• Nathan Sneller, 37, of Jefferson City, MO, suffered serious injuries and was transported be EMS to Lake Regional Hospital and then flown to University Hospital.
• Jason Russell, 39, of Eugene, MO, was initially listed as missing.

The MSHP said that Russell was pronounced dead at Ozark Yacht Club the next day at 4:58 p.m. by Miller County Coroner Tim Bradley.

This is drowning number two for June and number 2 for 2019, according to the MSHP.

None of the occupants of either vessel were wearing safety devices.

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