LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) - A 26-year-old Hazelwood woman died in another weekend dock electrocution at Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Sun Leader reports that the unidentified woman was swimming with two children near Dry Branch Cove's 4-mile marker on Saturday night when a current of electricity hit the water. The two children were not seriously injured.
The death follows the Fourth of July deaths of Ashland siblings Alexandra and Brayden Anderson. The 13-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother were electrocuted while swimming near a private dock at the 6.5 mile marker of the Gravois Arm. The Missouri State Highway Patrol cited an improperly grounded electrical circuit as a contributing factor in their deaths.
An autopsy of the latest victim, whose name has not yet been released, is scheduled for Monday.