St. Louis man dies after boat hits tree, capsizes near Branson

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

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Posted on August 27, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 27 at 9:58 AM

St. Louis man killed in boat accident

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LAKE TANEYCOMO, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis man died after a boat accident on Lake Taneycomo in Missouri on Tuesday.

Gary A. Bernhardt, 56, was killed when the boat he was traveling in drifted and struck a fallen tree in the water forcing it to capsize. The driver and another passenger were able to get on top of the vessel and a tree limb.

Bernhardt nearly drowned at the scene and was transported to a hospital in Branson where he died.

The driver and other passenger were not injured in the accident. 

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