Name released of man who drowned in Current River - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Name released of man who drowned in Current River

Posted: Updated:

Missouri Highway Patrol - Water Patrol officials say a 26-year-old Dyersburg, Tenn. man has drowned in the Current River.

According to the Water Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Eugene Smith of Dyersburg died on July 2 near Van Buren.

Witnesses told troopers Smith tried to swim across the river.

Troopers say he started struggling about halfway across because of a swift current.

Rescue crews found his body in 15 feet of water.

Copyright 2011 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.