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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports fatality in Laclede county

A man drowned Monday when trying to save a distressed swimmer. (MGN)
A man drowned Monday when trying to save a distressed swimmer. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Jul. 20, 2019 at 11:26 AM CDT
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The Missouri State Highway patrol reports one person has drowned in Laclede county, early Saturday morning.

The report states that 23 year old Tyler Wilbanks was attempting to swim in a private pond around 5:15 a.m. when he became entangled in moss and could not resurface.

Wilbanks was pronounced deceased by the Laclede county coroner at 9:13 a.m. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says this is Troop I's first drowning fatality for 2019.

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