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Authorities: Drowning in Current River raising questions

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the body of 40-year-old Donald Kimbrel was found in the river Saturday two miles north of Doniphan. (MGN Online)

Authorities are investigating an unusual drowning in the Current River.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the body of 40-year-old Donald Kimbrel was found in the river Saturday two miles north of Doniphan.

A fisherman found this body on the bottom of the river.

The Springfield News-Leader reported Ripley County Coroner Mike Jackson said the man apparently drowned but at this point, his death is not believed to be a suicide.

Jackson said Kimbrel was wearing only blue jeans and had suffered a broken ankle.

The coroner said Kimbrel was not boating on the river and it's unclear how he ended up in the water.

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