Man found at Malta Bend Lake reportedly died from natural causes
The Saline County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a reported drowning at Malta Bend Lake on Saturday, April 8, at approximately 12.37 p.m. Upon arrival, a male subject was reportedly found deceased at the edge of the water.
According to a press release, the victim had been identified as Daniel H. Kempf, 62, of Marshall. An investigation by law enforcement and the coroner’s office has determined the death was from natural causes prior to the victim entering the water, the press release states.
Saline County Sheriff’s deputies and Coroner Willie Harlow were assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Saline County Ambulance and Waverly Fire. Malta Bend Lake is located at 26000 N. 127 Highway, in Malta Bend.