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Springfield, Ill., teenager drowns at Mark Twain Lake

Posted: Jul. 20, 2019 8:00 pm

PERRY, Mo. -- A Springfield, Ill., teenager drowned Friday night in Mark Twain Lake after police said he entered deeper water.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that 17-year-old Kamerion L. Rice was wading near the shoreline, a half mile north of Blackjack Marina, at 6:48 p.m. when he walked into deeper water and was unable to swim. His body was found about 1 p.m. Saturday.

Assisting in the search were the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Ralls County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Park Rangers.

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Detective recounts Wires death investigation at Gavin retrial

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Trial continued for man accused of violating order of protection for teen who drowned
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The trial of a Quincy man accused of violating an order of protection for the Quincy teenager who drowned last October has been delayed a month.

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