Maryland Heights man dies while swimming in farm pond - KMOV.com

Maryland Heights man dies while swimming in farm pond

WELLSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A 27-year-old St. Louis County man has drowned while swimming in a farm pond.

The Missouri State Water Patrol on Monday identified the victim as Scott Brownell of Maryland Heights.

Brownell and friends were camping near a farm pond in Montgomery County Saturday and decided to swim. Brownell stayed in the water after his friends went to bed.

When the friends awoke, they couldn't find Brownell. His body was recovered about 15 yards from shore after a dragging operation.

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