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Victim of Drowning Identified


Gene Cable, 72, of Monett was located off of Lawrence County farm road 2110 at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Friday May 28, 2013.  Cable and another occupant of a pickup were swept of the road at a crossing of Spring River earlier that morning.

The other occupant was able to get out of the vehicle before traveling down Spring River.  The vehicle was located shortly thereafter completely submerged in the river.  Cable was not in the vehicle but located approximately 100 yards further downstream.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Stotts City Fire Department, Mt. Vernon Fire Department, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mercy Ambulance and Biellier Wrecker Service in searching for the victim.