62-year-old fisherman drowns in southern Missouri

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ABO, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say a man has drowned while fishing in southern Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 62-year-old Benny Wilson, of Lebanon. The patrol says he was fishing from an elevated location around 1 p.m. Tuesday when he slipped. He fell into about 10 feet (3.05 meters) of water about 1 mile (1.61 kilometers) up from the Hull Ford Access on the Osage Fork of the Gasconade River.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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