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Illinois Man Facing Charges Following Lake of the Ozarks Death

A 24-year old Swansea, Illinois man faces charges following the death of 21-year-old Sean Jouglard of Waterloo, Illinois, on Aug. 8 at Lake of the Ozarks. The Camden County prosecutors office says
Dylan McEwen is facing boating while intoxicated, causing the death of another, charges. Authorities said when water patrol officers arrived at the 20-mile marker of the lake, they found six passengers on the boat saying Jouglard was missing.

Investigators revealed the passengers claimed they were all jumping off the boat when they noticed Jouglard was not there. However, video evidence shows the boat speeding down the lake’s main channel when Jouglard was ejected. Jouglard’s body was recovered the next day in 80 feet of water.

A Trooper says he smelled alcohol coming from McEwen. McEwen refused to take a breathalyzer test and was transported to the Camden County Jail. A toxicology report from the MSHP crime lab shows McEwen’s blood-alcohol level was .187% nearly three hours after the incident.

McEwen’s initial court appearance on the charge is scheduled for Dec. 20.

McEwen is also facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Jouglard that case is working its way through the Camden County Court.


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