Name released of man who drowned in Current River

VAN BUREN, MO (KFVS) - 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.

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