Missouri State Highway Patrol reports fatality in Laclede county

(MGN)

LACLEDE COUNTY, Mo. 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.