19-year-old drowns at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

State troopers say 19-year-old Christopher Watson of Farmington was trying to swim across the Black River when he went under, and never came back up.

MIDDLE BROOK, MO. - A Farmington man drowned at the Johnson Shut-Ins State Park on Sunday night.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Watson attempted to swim across the Black River around 6:45 p.m. He went under and did not resurface

Watson was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other information has been provided.


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