A Kansas City man drowned in Smithville Lake on Friday, July 9, after he jumped into the lake to retrieve a boat near one of the lake's boat ramps.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Timothy J. Margrave, 72, jumped in the water at the Paradise Point boat ramp around 3:30 p.m. July 9, and never resurfaced.
According to a patrol report, he was not wearing a life jacket. Assistance was also provided by the Smithville Police Department and the Smithville Area Fire Protection District.
It's the second drowning at the lake in about three weeks. Nicole M. Self of Pleasant Valley drowned near a boat ramp June 20.