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.