The drownings occur primarily because people tried to drive through flooded roadways or in high water.
St. Louis Fire Department Capt. Gregg Favre says a drone would be able to get on the scene of a reported body in the water in minutes.
Victim identified as Mark Friedel, 52, of Overland
Sari was scheduled to retire Aug. 1 but died after her shift ended July 20.
Authorities say a 22-year-old man has drowned in Lake St. Louis while swimming with friends.
John Lyon’s car overturned after being swept off road by flooding.
The trooper, who was critical of the agency after a handcuffed man fell from a patrol boat and drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks has been disciplined.
Stephanie McCormick, director of Backyard Lifeguards, says drownings aren’t how they look in the movies.
Neal Turnbough of Owensville was reportedly pulled out of the water after a Friday night mishap
Special prosecutor says patrol has re-interviewed witnesses