14-year-old drowns in Elk River Friday evening

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MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. – According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, a 14-year-old boy drowned in Elk River in Noel, Mo. on Friday evening.

The victim was playing in shallow waters of the river but stepped too far in and drowned.

He was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin and pronounced dead just before 9 p.m.

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