Missing swimmer from Affton found dead in Jefferson County river

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com staff

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Posted on June 17, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 4:20 AM

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(KMOV.com) – Authorities recovered the body of a missing man in the Big River in Jefferson County Tuesday afternoon.

Police said 20-year-old Scott Doss, of Affton, went under the waterfall at Rockford Beach Park near Highway Y and Gravois in House Springs around 1:30 p.m. and did not resurface.

Crews found his body a short time later in 9 feet of water.

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Firefighters tell News 4 Doss was swimming in a dangerous spot.  His body was found by divers downstream from the falls.

A sign posted nearby warns swimmers of dangerous currents in that area.

 

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