CAMDEN COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Sean Burgess, of Peoria, Illinois, has been identified as the drowning victim in the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri on Saturday afternoon.

Burgess, 23, was reportedly participating in a boat race Saturday afternoon when he was reported missing by his group.


Witnesses told authorities Burgess was last seen on a ‘Maui Mat’ float pad by his friends and family watching the Lake Shootout. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said on Twitter Burgess jumped off a floating pad and didn’t resurface, reports CentralIllinoisProud.

MSHP and Mid-County dive team recovered Burgess’ body at 10:47 p.m. in 37 feet of water.

The following was the schedule of events for that day at the venue:

Sunday, August 25, 2019

8 – 11 a.m. Captain Ron’s open for breakfast
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Racer Registration on Cannonball Beach
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Safety Inspections & Class Identification
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Vendor Village and Racer Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s
10 a.m. National Anthem
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: 2019 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Races
4 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
4 p.m. Vendor Village & Racer Village tear down

MSHP Troop F via Twitter:

“@MSHPTrooperF #LakeOfTheOzarks Shootout is finished for the day due to a person missing in the water.

Subject jumped off a float pad & hasn’t resurfaced. Search is underway near the 33.8 mile-marker. Extended no wake still in effect to 1900. Updates to follow.”

Geo quick facts: Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 44,002. Its county seat is Camdenton – Wikipedia.