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Aug. 29, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

Buchanan Co Drowning

The body of a northwest Missouri man who fell into the Platte River during the weekend has been recovered.

Buchanan County authorities say the body of 57-year-old Lawrence Jones of Agency was found Sunday evening in Buchanan County. Authorities say Jones fell into the river Saturday afternoon while crossing the river on a fishing trip with his grandchildren. Witnesses said he stepped into a hole and went underwater. The grandchildren were able to safely cross the river. Buchanan County Sheriff Mike Strong say Jones' body was found roughly 100 yards downstream from the spot where he fell.