LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the death of a man at the Lake of the Ozarks.
MSHP reported Timothy Ridens, 41, of Staunton, Illinois, drowned Friday, July 29, at Lake of the Ozarks.
Authorities say Ridens was driving a boat with three other passengers in the lake of the Ozarks on Friday afternoon. The boat was driving too fast for the conditions and hit a wake, ejecting Ridens and the other passengers. Ridens was pronounced dead on the scene, while two other passengers sustained serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
This is Troop F’s second boating death of July and the second boating death of 2022.