Man Dies in Flash Flooding in SW Mo.

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Saturday, June 01 2013 Jun 1, 2013 Saturday, June 01, 2013 1:25:00 PM CDT June 01, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) - Emergency workers have found the body of a man who was swept away in flash flooding at a low-water crossing in southwest Missouri.

Sgt. Mike Watson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says two men tried to cross a low-water bridge on a Lawrence County road early Friday when their pickup truck was swept off the roadway. He says one of the men was able to get to safety.

The Joplin Globe reports that emergency workers recovered the body of 72-year-old Gene Cable, of Monett, later Friday.

Severe storms moved through the overnight Thursday and early Friday, pushing several waterways out of their banks. Major roadways were clear, but authorities said several low-water crossings in rural areas had flooded.

 

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