One person missing from float trip on Meramec River - KMOV.com

One person missing from float trip on Meramec River

(KMOV.com) -- One person has been reported missing from a float trip on a river near Eureka, fire officials said on Friday.

Eight people were reportedly floating on multiple rafts down the Meramec River, just south of Eureka, when they realized one member of the group was missing. Jon Franklin is still missing and a recovery effort is underway as authorities wait for the river levels to decrease. 

Members of the group called 911, but authorities said spotty cell phone reception made communication difficult. Officials said a river rescue was underway, but did not release any further details.

Family and Friends of Franklin have created a Facebook page to bring awareness to the incident and the search effort. 
Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for updates on this developing story.

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