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Man drowns while trying to swim to underwater Missouri cave

August 16, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned while trying to swim to an underwater cave in southeast Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 35-year-old Joey Bales, of Annapolis, died Thursday in Big Creek in Iron County. The patrol says he didn’t resurface after attempting to make it to the cave.

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