by: Scott McCaulley

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Division works a near drowning on Table Rock Lake southeast of Kimberling City Saturday.

The report indicates the incident happened around 11:35 am when a man was found face down in the water.

The man, 51-year-old Gary Vernon of Shawnee, Kansas, was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield in serious condition.

The report did not indicate the cause or circumstances of the accident.