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  • First water fatality of 2014 recorded Wednesday

  • A Macks Creek man found dead in the Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday night marked the first such fatality for the area in 2014.
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  • A Macks Creek man found dead in the Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday night marked the first such fatality for the area in 2014.
    Steven Owens, 45, was last seen fishing from an aluminum canoe on the Little Niangua Arm downstream from the Route J Bridge. In the 5 o'clock hour, Owens fell from the canoe into the water and was located face down by a passing fisherman. Owens' body was removed from the water by troopers a short time later.
    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Drowning report, Owens has unspecified medical issues and was not wearing a safety device when found. Wednesday's fatality was the second on-the-water incident in 2014.

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