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Chariton County man drowns in Philadelphia, Missouri pond

Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a fatal drowning in Marion County Tuesday afternoon.

The boat/drowning incident reports said 19-year-old Jayden Richardson of Sumner, Missouri was kayaking on a private pond near County Road 144, 2.5 miles west of Philadelphia, Missouri.

MSHP said Richardson fell out of the kayak and failed to resurface.

He was pronounced dead by Marion County coroner Rick Jones at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Troopers were assisted by Marion County Sheriff's Office and Hannibal Fire Department.

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Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer is a Morning Anchor/Reporter at WGEM.

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