Sources tell Ozark Radio News that 43-year-old David Finley, a sergeant with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, drowned in Lake Wedington near Fayetteville, AR.
Finley was in the lake training for the Ozark Valley Triathlon, which includes a 1,000 yard swim, a 19 mile bike ride, and a 4 mile run.
He joined the Patrol in 1995, and had been based in Troop G his entire career. Troop G of the Highway Patrol is based out of Willow Springs, MO.
Triathlon officials have announced on their website that the triathlon has been canceled.