Table Rock Lake Boating Accident Kills Teenage Swimmer
Table Rock Lake, Branson, MO. Photo by US Army Corps of Engineers.

TANEY COUNTY, MO – A 15-year old girl died in a boating accident while swimming at Table Rock Lake on Sunday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol-Water Patrol Division reports the 15-year old girl from O’Fallon, Missouri and a 16-year old boy from Ballwin, Missouri were swimming at Breezy Point on Table Rock Lake around 4:15 pm when they were hit by a pontoon boat operated by 62-year old O’Fallon resident Christopher Johnson.  The boat then struck a rock bluff.

The 15-year old was pronounced dead at the scene.  The 16-year old boy was taken to Cox Hospital in Branson with minor injuries.

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