Boats on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

(KMOX file photo)

Ill. Boy Drowns in Lake of the Ozarks; 19-Year-Old Drowns in Madison Co. Quarry

2 area drownings on the 4th of July.

July 05, 2018 - 11:47 am
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 13-year-old Illinois boy drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks. 

The patrol says the body of Eric Dietrich, of Geneseo, Illinois, was recovered Wednesday evening. 

Sgt. Scott White says the boy was in 18 feet of water when dive teams found him. 

The patrol says Dietrich jumped off an anchored boat in a cove to swim Wednesday and drowned. 

An investigation is continuing. 

Authorities say a 19-year-old man drowned after jumping into a water-filled quarry in eastern Missouri. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol says Cole Duffel, of Chesterfield, was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon after jumping into the old quarry about 70 miles south of St. Louis in Madison County. 

The patrol says Duffell resurfaced for a short time, went back under water and did not resurface. 

The old quarry is in an area north of Fredericktown known as Paradise Cove or the Offsets.