Aug 06, 2020 3:12 PM

Man dies after hit by anchor in Lake Of The Ozarks

Posted Aug 06, 2020 3:12 PM

CAMDEN COUNTY —A man died just after 5p.m. Wednesday in an accident on Lake of the Ozarks.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Craig Gathmann, 55, of Manito, Illinois, was operating a 1994 Four Winns 240 Horizon with the anchor still in the water. 

Once the anchor released, the tension in the rope caused it to catapult out of the water and hit Gathmann.

Lake West ambulance transported Gathmann to Lake Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The incident was the second boating death on the lake in 2020, according to the MSHP.