ICONIUM, Mo. -- Missouri State Highway Patrol searchers found the
bodies of two missing duck hunters in Truman Lake on Tuesday
morning. The bodies of Sean Sheldon, 43, and Jason Evans, 34, both
of whom lived near Roscoe, were near their submerged boat near Bear
Creek on Horseshoe Bend, about 10 miles east of Osceola. Sheldon was
the son of St. Clair County Coroner Randy Sheldon.
Relatives reported the two men failed to return from their
hunting trip on Monday night. They'd gone out about 2:30 p.m. The
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department asked the Highway Patrol to
help with the search about 9 p.m.
Sgt. Jason Pace, a spokesman for the patrol’s Troop D, said
searchers used boats, thermal imaging equipment and a plane during
the night. A helicopter crew spotted the submerged boat about 8:30
a.m. and then searchers on the water found their bodies floating
The Water Patrol division of the Highway Patrol says its
investigation found the boat capsized while it was in motion.
Investigators believe Sheldon and Evans tried to stay afloat by
hanging onto decoys that were in the boat.
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