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Swimmer identified after drowning Friday night at Tarsney Lake, MSHP says

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Posted at 9:14 PM, Jun 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-05 06:09:16-04

UPDATE: June 5,2021: The Missouri Highway Patrol has identified the swimmer as 44 year-old Joshua R. Cameron of Independence. He reportedly dove into the lake, resurfaced, and then dove back down and did not resurface.

A man in his 20s drowned Friday night at a Jackson County lake, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

MSHP said in a tweet Friday night that just before 7:30 p.m. Jackson County Sheriff's Office requested assistance at Tarsney Lake on Beach and Hillside drives to locate the individual. He was found around 9 p.m.

Marine Operations Troopers were on scene, and neighboring first responders from Lotawana Fire and Prairie Township assisted in the search and recovery efforts.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.