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Near Drowning on Black River in Reynolds County

(Reynolds County) A man from Jennings, Missouri nearly drowned in the Black River in Reynolds County Monday afternoon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it took place at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park when 19-year-old Tama Keawena was swimming.

His head struck a rock, he became unconscious, went under water and was rescued by nearby individuals who conducted C.P.R. on Keawena until rescue personnel arrived.

Keawena was taken to Iron County Medical Center in Pilot Knob with moderate injuries.

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