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Man dies after tree falls on his boat in southern Missouri

June 24, 2019

VAN BUREN, Mo. (AP) — A 22-year-old southern Missouri man drowned after a tree fell on him while he was on the Current River.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Levi Mayberry died Friday when the tree hit a boat he was on about 10 miles (16.09 kilometers) north of Van Buren. He is listed on the report as the driver of the boat.

Two other people from Van Buren were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

Carter County Coroner Eric McSpadden pronounced Mayberry dead Friday evening. The coroner said the accident occurred when storms with strong winds were blowing through the area.

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