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Boy drowns in southwest Missouri pond

STOCKTON, MO. (AP) - The Missouri State Water Patrol says an 8-year-old boy drowned in southwest Missouri after falling out of a boat in a private pond.

The boy is identified as Jonas Schwartz of Stockton. The patrol says Jonas and his 6-year-old brother took a boat out Thursday one pond near Jericho Springs without their parents' knowledge.

Jonas fell overboard and went under while trying to swim to shore. The patrol says his body was recovered early Friday.

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