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Search Underway at Lake of the Ozarks for Springfield Woman

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- Recovery efforts are underway at Lake of the Ozarks for a woman from Springfield who was seen falling or jumping from a bridge.
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. --  Recovery efforts are underway at Lake of the Ozarks for a woman from Springfield who was seen falling or jumping from a bridge.

The Missouri Highway Patrol Water Division says witnesses saw the 20-year old woman* pull her car on the toll bridge over the lake at about the 16 mile marker, climb over the bridge railing and go into the water.  She is presumed drowned.

The Patrol's dive team and marine troopers were searching for body.  The incident happened shortly before noon Monday.

UPDATE:  11:15am Tuesday (May 6)  From Lake Ozark Police:  "Based on a note left in the vehicle, it is believed to be a suicide."

*Editor's note:  It is the policy of KOLR10 News not to report the names of suicide victims.  Our policy about reporting acts of suicide is only in cases where the death occurs in a public place, when others are hurt or killed in the process, or a public figure commits suicide.  In this case, the incident occurred before a number of witnesses on a public road.  The death has not yet been deemed a suicide.
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