Rolla man drowns in Gasconade River

A Rolla man drowned while swimming in the Gasconade River Saturday afternoon.

A Rolla man drowned in the Gasconade River in Wright County Saturday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Water Division, Jeremy Hinkemeyer was swimming across the river when he went under and never resurfaced.

It happened around 3:25 p.m. near the Wilbur Allen Conservation Area.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Wright County coroner.