A Chesterfield man drowned in the Meramec River Thursday morning in a kayak incident in Franklin County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 65-year-old Lawrence J. Krumrey of Chesterfield, was kayaking on the Meramec River, downstream from the River Round Access Point around 10:30 a.m., when the kayak capsized and Krumnrey went under water and never resurfaced. His body was pulled from the water by his friend.

Krumrey was pronounced dead at 11:28 a.m., by St. Claire EMS Personnel. The body was taken to the St. Lous County Morgue, Superior Mortuary Services.

There were a total of four troopers on scene.

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