Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers recovered the body of a swimmer from the St. Francis River in Dunklin County on Wednesday afternoon.
Cpl. Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says a swimmer near the Ben Cash Landing in the St. Francis River went under the water and never re-surfaced.
According to Parrott, the body has been identified as 63-year-old Darrell L. Batchelor from Kennett, Mo.
Rescue crews recovered his body just after 4 p.m.
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