FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. — A teenager has died after attempting to swim across the Meramec River in Franklin County over the weekend.
The incident happened at around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday inside Meramec State Park, according to a report from Missouri State Highway Patrol.
While trying to swim across the river near the campground boat access, the 17-year-old became exhausted and went under the water surface before losing his ability to resurface, the patrol reported. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.
The victim has been identified as William Bergner Jr. of Bourbon, Missouri.
No other information about the incident has been released.