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.