Duck hunter apparently drowns in northwest Missouri

Saturday, November 15, 2008 | 10:06 p.m. CST; updated 10:40 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 20, 2009

 ST. JOSEPH — An Overland Park, Kan., hunter apparently drowned in a Buchanan County lake.

The Missouri State Water Patrol said 23-year-old James Adams and a friend from Kansas City were in a boat going across Belcher Branch Lake to a duck hunting spot early Saturday when the boat started taking on water.

The men stayed with the boat for a while before trying to swim to shore. Adams did not make it.

The patrol said a search was under way for Adams' body.


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