Man drowns after falling into Missouri state park quarry

2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Wednesday, May 02 2018 May 2, 2018 Wednesday, May 02, 2018 9:38:16 AM CDT May 02, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

BELLEVIEW (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned after falling off a rock cliff and into a water-filled quarry at Elephant Rocks State Park in eastern Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 24-year-old Rashad Moungo, of St. Louis. The patrol says he fell into the quarry Tuesday, began to struggle and then went under again. A coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

Elephant Rocks State Park is located about 70 miles south of St. Louis. It features giant granite boulders. A type of granite called Missouri Red was quarried on the park grounds from the 1860s through the early 1900s. Over the years, the quarries filled with water.

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