An eastern Missouri man is dead after his boat crashed into a stationary object in the Big Niangua arm of Lake of the Ozarks.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol report identifies the deceased as James J. Koch, 61, of High Ridge.
Upon first responders' arrival, the Camden County coroner pronounced him dead at the scene
According to Highway Patrol, the accident happened hear the four mile mark of the Big Niangua arm. This is Troop F's third watercraft-related death in 2013.