Body of Missing 17-Year-Old Found West of Cooper's Landing

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BOONE COUNTY - Boone County Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp confirmed to KOMU 8 News at 11 a.m. Friday they had located the body of the missing 17-year-old boy west of Cooper's Landing.

Blomenkamp said the body was found 30 feet off shore in the target search area near where Perche Creek flows into the Missouri River a quarter-mile upstream from Cooper's Landing.

Blomenkamp said he believes the boy drowned after being swept up in an eddy, which is a swirling current that can pull and hold objects deep underwater.

KOMU 8 News has two reporters on the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available.