The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that Pleasant Hill resident Michael Hamilton 67, fell out of a 1981 Monark boat shortly after 11 a.m. Bystanders attempted to rescue the Pleasant Hill man and pulled him from Pleasant Hill lake but Hamilton was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a life jacket.
Mayor John King said in an official statement today, "Yesterday, I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of a man's life at the City Lake. I join with all residents of Pleasant Hi in expressing our profound sense of loss and our sincere sympathy to Michael Hamiltons' family. The loss of life affects so many within a family-oriented community like Pleasant Hill, but I know the people of Pleasant Hill will be there to support the family and one another in this time of grief."