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Death at Lake Wappapello on July 4th Weekend

(Wappapello) A man from Wappapello is dead after he suffered a medical condition after swimming and returning to his vessel Saturday afternoon at Lake Wappapello.

The Highway Patrol says it took place near Sundowner when 43-year-old Bo Boswell left a 2004 Sun Tracker Party Barge.

He began struggling in the water and suffered a medical condition.

Boswell returned to the vessel but became unresponsive while on board.

He was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by a hospital doctor.

This is the second death of the recreational season on Lake Wappapello in Wayne County.

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