Man’s body recovered from Meramec River

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.


Initial MSWP report


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