Body of Kansas drowning victim recovered in southwest Missouri

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. (AP) — The body of a Kansas man who drowned during flooding in southwest Missouri has been recovered.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. John Lueckenhoff says the body of 30-year-old Christopher William Forman, of Erie, Kansas, was recovered Tuesday from the Spring River.

Forman’s body was found one-third of a mile downstream from where his truck left a county road early Monday north of Carl Junction in Jasper County. Lueckenhoff says Forman drove into high waters and troopers saw him swept away as they were rescuing another driver.

Forman is one of 13 flood-related deaths reported since the weekend. Gov. Jay Nixon’s office has said 12 of the victims were in vehicles that drove into flooded roadways.

Lueckenhoff says searches continue for two other suspected drowning victims in Pulaski and Polk counties.

 

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