St. Louis, Missouri 2021-06-19 17:45:00 –
Jefferson County, Missouri (KMOV.com)-Saturday morning, officials said the body of a man in Metro East was withdrawn from the Big River in Jefferson County.
The Highridge Fire Department said it was assisting lawmakers at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Rockford Beach when the body was recovered from the Big River. The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) later identified the man as Michael Lewis, 25, of Granite City.
The sheriff’s office said earlier Thursday night that he was looking for Lewis on the beach with a group of friends. On Saturday, MSHP determined that he had drowned.
In response to recent concerns about water rescue in the area, the Highridge Fire Department tweeted.The only clear trend is that they are happening in rivers and lakes. We have seen all age groups and experience levels affected. Calls in our district included drowning, rescue, and suffering boats. Increased use of natural waters may be a factor. “”
The ministry added that it would be difficult to prove the exact factor without “historical attendance in the area.”
As of Saturday, there are eight Drowning and water-related deaths in the St. Louis area this month, and the 10th so far this year.
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