Boy, 15, drowns in Big River

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, August 15 2016 Aug 15, 2016 Monday, August 15, 2016 8:07:26 AM CDT August 15, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

DE SOTO (AP) — A St. Louis teenager has drowned after being swept under water by the current of an eastern Missouri river.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 15-year-old Imhed Wright drowned Saturday at Washington State Park near De Soto.

The patrol says Imhed was trying to cross the Big River near a boat ramp when he was swept under. The High Ridge Fire Department dive team recovered the body.

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