Prosecutor Bob McCulloch wanted to charge Todd Combs, 42, with manslaughter after he allegedly provided alcohol to Christopher Marks and six other youths.
Reports indicate that at least seven people were taking part in the trip, floating of several rafts down the river, when they noticed a member of their group could not be found.
Todd Combs, 43, pleaded guilty to seven counts of second-degree child endangerment Thursday. All seven charges are misdemeanors.
An eastern Missouri woman is OK after being rescued from the hood of her car near Moselle in Franklin County.
Sheriff’s officials condicted a search
The park sits on the former site of Times Beach, a St. Louis County town that was shut down due to dioxin contamination in the early 1990s.
Prosecutors say they can’t prove teen was drunk when he drowned
Police say 12-year-old Marks consumed alcohol before drowning in the Meramec River August 5th.
Police say Kurt Murphy went under while swimming, Friday night, near the Route 141 bridge.
Environmental Groups Call The Proposal Risky