Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:54:09 GMT — VERSAILLES, MO. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man who drowned while trying to save a struggling swimmer at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Water Patrol Division identified the victim as 67-year-old Ernest C. Ekstam of Gravois Mills. The patrol says Ekstam jumped into the Lake of the Ozarks around 6 p.m. Friday near the .3 mile marker of the Gravois Arm. Ekstam then began to struggle himself. A life jacket was thrown to him, but he lost conscious. He was pulled into a passing boat and pronounced dead at the scene.
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