Houston, Missouri Man Drowns At Lake Pomme de Terre

A 59-year-old Houston, Missouri, man died following a drowning at Pomme de Terre Lake at Lightfoot Resort in Hickory County at 2:40 Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Steven L. Kessler jumped from his boat to swim in the lake. After surfacing from the water, Kessler began yelling for help, saying he couldn’t breathe. Others on the boat threw Kessler a lifejacket to the victim but were unable to keep him above water. All life-saving efforts at the scene were unsuccessful, and Kessler was pronounced deceased at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar at 4:11 Wednesday afternoon.