55-year-old man drowns on Meramec River

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CUBA, Mo. -- A 55-year-old West Plains man is dead after drowning while tubing on the Meramec River in eastern Missouri.

KMOX Radio reported that Gregory Spurling died Sunday. He was found floating face-down in the river about a mile upstream from Blue Spring Canoe Rental in Crawford County.

Spurling was reported missing earlier in the day and his body was found shortly before 10 p.m. The Water Patrol division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.

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