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Lincoln County man dead after wading into deeper water, being swept downstream

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A 26-year-old Foley, Missouri man drowned while swimming in the Mississippi River Thursday night.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, two people entered the water at river marker 245.3 near Foley around 9 p.m. One person was rescued, but the other, later identified as Jesse Pruett, was pronounced dead.

The incident report states that Pruett waded into deeper water and was swept downstream by the river current. He was pronounced deceased by the coroner Friday afternoon.

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