Elderly man’s body pulled from NW Missouri lake

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Clay County authorities are investigating the death of a 78-year-old man whose body was found in a lake.

Sheriff’s Capt. Matt Hunter says Joe Holt of Kansas City was fishing Tuesday in the lake at Rocky Hollow Park near Excelsior Springs when he apparently had heart problems, fell into the water and drowned.

Authorities say there are no signs of foul play.

The Kansas City Star reports that a couple fishing saw what they thought was a tarp in the lake. When they realized it was a body, they call 911.

Holt’s body was recovered about 3 feet from shore.

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