Texas man drowns in private lake in Franklin County

A Texas man drowns while swimming in a private lake in Franklin County.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Dale Neider, 61, jumped from a boat into Thunderbird Lake in St. Clair on Wednesday afternoon.  Troopers say Neider attempted to float before disappearing under the water.  Neider never resurfaced and attempts to find him were unsuccessful.

Neider’s body was found the next day.  He was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon.