5-year-old Missouri boy drowns after kayak accident

2 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Sunday, July 26 2015 Jul 26, 2015 Sunday, July 26, 2015 12:45:05 PM CDT July 26, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

NEOSHO (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 5-year-old boy drowned in a creek in Newton County, becoming the third drowning victim in the creek in two days.

The patrol says Anthony Martinez was in a kayak Saturday night in Shoal Creek when the kayak hit a submerged log and overturned. The boy, who was wearing a life jacket, was pinned beneath the kayak. The accident happened about four miles west of Redings Mill.

The Neosho Daily News reports the boy died Saturday evening at a hospital in Joplin.

The patrol says two men from Neosho died in the creek Friday after one disappeared underwater and the other tried to save him.

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