Authorities: Drowning in Current River raising questions

3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago Friday, November 17 2017 Nov 17, 2017 Friday, November 17, 2017 12:44:22 PM CST November 17, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

DONIPHAN (AP) — Authorities are investigating an unusual drowning in the Current River.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the body of 40-year-old Donald Kimbrel was found in the river Saturday two miles north of Doniphan.

A fisherman found this body on the bottom of the river.

The Springfield News-Leader reports Ripley County Coroner Mike Jackson said the man apparently drowned but at this point, his death is not believed to be a suicide.

Jackson said Kimbrel was wearing only blue jeans and had suffered a broken ankle.

The coroner says Kimbrel was not boating on the river and it's unclear how he ended up in the water.

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