Warsaw Man Found Dead at Truman Lake

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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