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St. Louis Man Drowns in Meramec River in Crawford County

(Scotia) A man from St. Louis is dead after drowning in the Meramec River over the weekend, a mile upstream from the confluence of Huzzah Creek in Crawford County.

The Highway Patrol says the incident took place Saturday afternoon when 39-year-old Andrew Leffert was with a group of floaters who stopped at a gravel bar to swim.

Leffert went under the water and never resurfaced.

He was pronounced dead by Assistant Crawford County Coroner Darren Dake after his body was found about four hours after his disappearance.

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