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Funeral arrangements made for Pittsburg drowning victim

Reported July 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM CST:  Funeral and burial arrangements have been made for Tyler R. Jeck, 19, of Pittsburg who died at Beaver Lake on July 16.

Rosary will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg.  Family will receive friends following the rosary.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.  Burial will be at the Highland Park Cemetery at Pittsburg.

Reported July 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM CST:  Authorities find the body of a 19-year-old from Pittsburg in Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas.

The body of Tyler Jeck was recovered about 10:30 last night.  Benton County authorities say they used sonar to locate Jeck's body in about 90 feet of water.

On Saturday the 19-year-old was boating with friends, jumped into the lake and never re-surfaced.

Jeck graduated in 2010 from St. Mary's-Colgan High School in Pittsburg.  He was about to enter his sophomore year at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas where he studied pre-med.

Today, Baker University President Patricia Long issued a statement saying:

"Tyler was a stellar student, earning recognition on the Dean's list both semesters, participating in the Emerging Leaders Summit and contributing as a player for our baseball team.  He truly was a talented young man who will be missed by all who knew him."

Reported July 19, 2011 at 3:34 PM CST:  The search for a 19 year old Pittsburg man continues.  Tyler Jeck has been missing since July 16 when he dove from a boat into Beaver Lake in Arkansas.

Jeck graduated from St. Mary's Colgan in Pittsburg in May 2010.  Sports were a passion of his as he played football, basketball and baseball.  His senior year he played pitcher for the team- when they won the Division 2-1A state title.

Jeck was an honor student at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas where he was studying pre-med.

"He was a fun loving goofy kind of kid," says a former classmate, Dylan Clay.  "He never had a frown on his face, always smiling and always happy.  He never let life throw him down.  He was always in a good mood."

Pray for Tyler Jeck is a Facebook page where thoughts and prayers can be heard.

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