CENTERVILLE, Mo. — A 19-year-old man is dead after drowning at a popular park in southeast Missouri.

Authorities say 19-year-old Christopher Watson of Farmington was trying to swim across the Black River at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park Sunday evening when he went under the water and did not resurface. His body was found a couple of hours later.

Watson was pronounced dead by Reynolds County Coroner Jeff McSpadden.

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