Missing Swimmer’s Body Found in Big River

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms the body of a missing Kirkwood High student has been found in the Big River.

Police say 14-year-old Devon Cotton was swimming with friends on Wednesday afternoon at Rockford Beach Park, when a current swept him over a low water dam, then took him underwater.

A man on a four-wheeler found Cotton’s body Sunday morning, more than a half-mile downstream.

Police are calling the case an apparent drowning.

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