Illinois man dies after doing a backflip off a high dive at Lake of the Ozarks

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CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo.- An older man from Illinois has died after doing a backflip in the water and not returning to the surface.

According to the drowning report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident happened Thursday evening around 6:40 when 64-year-old Christopher McClain did a backflip off the high dive at 430 Sioux Road and failed to resurface.

McClain was pronounced dead at the scene. He was transported to a funeral home in Camdenton.

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