A Tulsa man is dead and another is hospitalized after falling through the ice on Swan Creek near Forsyth.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that the two men started to walk on the ice when it cracked and gave way. Both men fell into the water. Emergency personnel, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, were called to the scene around 11:30 p.m..
Leo T. Satepauhoodle, 33, died at Cox Branson. The other man who fell through the ice, DeMarco N. McCoy, is in serious condition at Cox South in Springfield.
The rescue effort was carried out in part by the Taney County Sheriff’s Office, Taney County Ambulance District, Forsyth Police Department, Central Taney County Fire Protection District, Western Taney County Fire District, Forsyth Fire Department and Branson Fire Department.
The death is Troop D’s first drowning for 2021.