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Peoria Man Drowns at Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

MSHP search for Sean Burgess
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MSHP search for Sean Burgess

A Peoria man drowned Saturday at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Sean T. Burgess, 23, was last seen Saturday afternoon floating on a mat watching the shootout. At some point, he entered the water. His group reported him missing. 

The race was suspended as emergency responders and a dive team searched the lake. 

Burgess' body was found shortly before 11 p.m. 

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Tim Shelley is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.