Farmington man drowned trying to swim across the Black River

Farmington man drowned trying to swim across the Black River
It's been one year since southeast Missouri was hit with the historic flooding.

REYNOLDS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A 19-year-old Farmington man died while trying to swim across the Black River in Reynolds County.

It happened at Johnson Shut-Ins State Park on Sunday, June 11.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Christopher Watson went under and did not resurface.

The coroner pronounced Watson dead at 6:45 p.m.

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