Foley man drowns in Mississippi River

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LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A Foley Missouri man died Thursday, June 17th while swimming in the Mississippi River.  Authorities say 26-year-old Jesse R. Pruett drowned while swimming, after going into deeper water and was swept drown stream in a strong current.

Investigators say Pruett was in the water with four or five other people when he was swept downstream.