69-year-old Grandview man dies after boat capsizes on Jackson County lake

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Jackson County Sheriff's Office

The body of one person was recovered from a lake in Unity Village on Thursday afternoon as Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to investigate a drowning.

Sheriff Darryl Forte said on social media that two people were fishing from a small boat when the boat capsized. The body of one person was recovered from the water around 4 p.m.

The other person was able to swim to the shore, the sheriff said.

A report created by the Missouri State Highway Patrol late Thursday said the event occurred around 8:30 a.m. The drowning victim was identified as 69-year-old Randall Bray of Grandview. He was declared dead at the scene by the Jackson County Medical Examiner.

The man who accompanied Bray on the boat, a 76-year-old from Independence, was uninjured, according to the report.