Polk County minor drowns after falling out of boat

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PLEASANT HOPE, Mo.– A 15-year-old from Halfway was pronounced dead following a drowning incident on Friday, April 2.

At 8:00 p.m., the victim had fallen overboard on a private pond in Pleasant Hope. According to the incident report, the victim had yelled for help and then did not resurface.

This is Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D’s sixth drowning for 2021.

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