A nine year old south city boy is dead. His twin brother is in very critical condition after a accident at a hotel pool near downtown St. Louis Saturday afternoon.
Police say Laron Snelson was unresponsive when he was pulled from the indoor pool at the Pear Tree Inn on Market Street. Civilians began CPR right away, but the little boy died anyway.
His twin brother, Derron Snelson was also pulled from the indoor pool. He's listed in critical and unstable condition at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.
Investigators are still trying to determine what led to the drowning. The boys' mother and 14 year old brother were reportedly on the scene.
The Pear Tree Inn is a Drury Hotel property.
Authorities are still unable to identify the body of a young woman that washed up on the banks of the Mississippi River in the Hannibal area.
The Marion County Sheriff is asking for the public's help to ID the body. The victim was apparently 15 to 30 years of age, 5-foot-3 and weighing about 135 pounds with shoulder-length black hair.
The body of a fisherman who fell into the Missouri River in Franklin County Sunday has been recovered. Highway Patrol Sergeant Chris Patton says the body of 40 year old Scott Shockley was found about two miles from where he had entered the river.
Authorities say Shockley fell into the water near Berger, Missouri about 8:30 Sunday morning after becoming tangled in his trout line.
One of his two sons dove in to help, but Shockley was pulled away by the river's swift current.
Officials say Shockley had been spending the weekend on the river camping and fishing with family and friends.
A tragic drowning accident at Johnson Shut-Ins State Park over the weekend.
Around 3 PM Sunday, investigators say that six-year-old Kira Dempsey was trapped under a log in the Black River. She was eventually pulled from the water, but died at a nearby hospital a short time later.
Police say she was swimming in the river when she got trapped.
ST. CLAIR, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in Franklin County, Mo., are investigating after a man's body was found in a lake.
The Washington Missourian reports that the victim was identified Monday as 66-year-old Jeffrey Wolk, who lived along Lake Thunderbird. His body was recovered at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There were no obvious signs of foul play.
Deputies were called after two people reported seeing the body in the water. The body was found floating in about three feet of water.
Authorities say he lives alone along the lake.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing St. Louis area man has been found in a canal on the Mississippi River.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 46-year-old Dennis McMenamy of Richmond Heights had been missing since Friday after the Illinois Conservation Police found his empty fishing boat. His body was found Saturday afternoon about 100 yards north of a canal near Granite City, Illinois.
The search for McMenamy began Friday afternoon when the crew of a towboat spotted the 18-foot fishing boat trapped at the front of a 15-barge tow headed south near the Chain of Rocks Canal.
Authorities said the towboat operators were unaware the barge had hit anything until another boater alerted them to the fishing boat stuck at the front of the tow.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities have confirmed that a body found floating in the Mississippi River near St. Louis is that of a woman who fell from a ferry last week.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the victim was identified on Monday as 60-year-old Lynn Watson of Florissant.
A recreational boater discovered the body Monday morning.
Watson fell Friday afternoon from a ferry boat operated by Golden Eagle Ferry as it crossed from St. Charles County, Mo., to Calhoun County, Ill.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says investigators determined that the death was an accident.
Emergency crews have resumed the recovery effort for a woman who fell off a Mississippi River ferry Friday.
Police say the St. Louis County woman fell off the front of the Golden Eagle Ferry. Crews have used sonar, rescue swimmers, and helicopters, but the woman has not been see since she first went under water. After a rescue effort was suspended last night, crews transitioned to a recovery effort Saturday morning.
The Golden Eagle Ferry runs between St. Charles County and Calhoun County in Illinois.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a Canadian woman whose body was discovered in a downtown Los Angeles hotel's rooftop water tank accidentally drowned.
Coroner's Lt. Fred Corral says 21-year-old Elisa Lam's cause of death was ruled an accident on Thursday. Corral says the body had no sign of trauma indicating foul play. Lam also had bipolar disorder.
Lam traveled alone to Los Angeles from Vancouver, British Columbia, on Jan. 26 and was last seen five days later by workers at the historic Cecil Hotel near Skid Row.
Before she died, hotel surveillance footage showed Lam inside an elevator pushing buttons and sticking her head out the doors, looking in both directions.
Lam's body was found on Feb. 19 in the water tank after hotel guests complained of low water pressure.
An Affton man admitted to giving alcohol to his preteen stepson just hours before the boy drowned in the Meramec River.
Todd Combs told prosecutors he had supplied alcohol to several minors, including 12-year-old Christopher Marks, on August 5 of last year. The family was having a picnic in the Pacific Palisades conservation area. Family members told police Marks went to use a rope swing by the river, but never returned.
After days of searching, teams found the boy's body miles downstream.
Combs will be sentenced next month for seven counts of child endangerment.