Drowning victim

Posted June 20, 2013 at 9:50 am

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ELDO MAN DROWNS – Christopher L. Roper, 36, El Dorado Springs, drowned about 2:25 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Public Beach No. 1 on Lake Stockton according to a report by Trooper Travis S. Inman of the Missouri Highway Patrol. The report said that Mr. Roper was last seen going under water and did not resurface. He was located by Army Corps of Engineers rangers. Ambulance personnel made resuscitation efforts at the scene. Dr. Buggs of Citizens Memorial Hospital pronounced Mr. Roper dead at 3:35 p.m. Cedar County Assistant Coroner Noral Powell responded to the scene.