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Canoer on Current River in Carter Co. drowns

A canoer on the Current River in Carter County, Missouri drowned on Saturday, June 19.
A canoer on the Current River in Carter County, Missouri drowned on Saturday, June 19.((Source: KAIT-TV))
Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 8:21 AM CDT
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CARTER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A canoer on the Current River in Carter County, Missouri drowned on Saturday, June 19.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), David M. Robles, 82 of Los Angeles, California, was canoeing on the river at Chilton Creek at about 11:30 a.m. when a strong current swept the 17-foot-long vessel into a root wad and capsized.

Robles was trapped underneath the roots and drowned.

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