BENTON COUNTY, Mo. -- A Warsaw man was found dead near his boat Sunday afternoon.
Sherman Wright, 67, was found near his fishing line tangled in a tree on the banks of Truman Lake at about 1:50 p.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol drowning incident report.
Wright's boat, a 2013 Xpress bass boat, was reported floating unoccupied on Truman Lake.
Missouri State Highway Patrol and Corps of Engineers staff responded with a rescue and recovery boat to begin dragging operations, according to the report.
Authorities with Troop A said Wright was recovered from the water, but the official cause of death is still unknown.
Wright was pronounced dead at 7:35 p.m. Sunday.
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