Florida man recovered from Missouri River in South Dakota

Body Found
Posted at 10:14 PM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 22:14:00-04

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of a Florida man from the Missouri River near Elk Point in southwestern South Dakota.

Union County Sheriff Dan Limoges says the body of 27-year-old Chris Reeves, of Tallahassee, Florida, was found at about 1 p.m. Friday.

Reeves was swept away while swimming with friends Wednesday afternoon. Deputies have said that Reeves was not a strong swimmer and was not wearing a life vest at the time.

It was the third drowning in the Burbank Beach area on the river in three years.

An autopsy is planned.

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