Florissant Man Drowns in Meramec River

Fell off raft in Crawford County

Brian Kelly
September 30, 2018 - 11:34 am

CRAWFORD COUNTY, MO (KMOX)-The man who drowned in the Meramec River Sunday evening was a 55-year-old from Florissant.

Matthew Lawless was on a raft with a handful of people near the Big Eddie Conservation area in Crawford County, when he went into the water. The Highway Patrol says he resurfaced briefly then went under again.

His body was recovered Sunday morning.