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Man's body recovered from Meramec River

Man's body recovered from Meramec River

July 25th, 2011 in News

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.

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Initial MSWP report