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St. Louis man dies on Lake of the Ozarks

A St. Louis man has died on the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Highway Patrol says Thomas Moore, 59, was on a jet ski riding behind a family member’s boat on the Big Niangua arm of the lake at 5:55 p.m. Saturday. The relative then noticed the personal watercraft adrift, with Moore face down in the water.

A woman from Scott Air Force Base in Illinois has serious injuries after an accident Saturday afternoon. Troopers say Ashley Watschinger was the passenger on a jet ski that turned in front of a pontoon boat on the main channel near Spring Cove.

Watschinger, 20, was flown to a Columbia hospital.

(This story was last updated at 4:42 a.m. Monday.)

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