PEMISCOT COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) –  A man is dead following an accident on the Mississippi River Sunday night.

It happened  in Pemiscot County on the far southern tip of the Missouri bootheel.

The Missouri State Water Patrol says 80-year-old Edsel Brooks was in a 14-foot jon boat when he and another occupant stood up at the same time.

That caused the boat to capsize.

The other man made it to safety but Brooks failed to resurface.

Copyright KMOX Radio


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