MSHP confirms recovery of a missing swimmer at Table Rock Lake

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TABLE ROCK LAKE, Mo. — According to officials, recovery has been made for a missing swimmer on Friday, August 13.

Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the swimmer as Bradley Bruce, 44, of Byrnes Mill, Missouri.

According to authorities, Bruce and his two sons were out on a rental boat on Table Rock Lake on Wednesday, August 11. At around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Bruce’s 13-year-old son fell out of an intertube.

The family believes the son was having a seizure, so the father and brother of the boy jumped into the water to rescue him. Both sons made it back to the boat, but the father did not.

MSHP Troop D, which covers most of southwest Missouri, has investigated 16 drownings this year.

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