Man’s body recovered from Meramec River
Monday, July 25, 2011
FENTON, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man has drowned in the Meramec River near the George Winter Park.
The Missouri State Water Patrol identified the victim as 56-year-old Michael A. Collins of High Ridge. He died Saturday after his boat began floating away from a dock and he entered the water to retrieve it.
The patrol says Collins was last seen about 10 feet from the shore. Divers recovered his body several hours later.