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New London man dies in river drowning in south-central Missouri

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarify the man's student status.

WRIGHT, Mo. - A New London man has drowned in the Gasconade River in Wright County in south central Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Jeremy Hinkemeyer, 20, who lived in Rolla, was attempting to cross the river about 3:25 p.m. Saturday at the Wilbur Allen Conservation Area when he went underwater and failed to resurface.

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