An Illinois man died after jumping off a bluff on the Meremac River on the Fourth of July.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 25-year-old Uriel P. Ramirez of Collinsville, Illinois, jumped off a bluff at 4 p.m. at Meremac State Park, downstream from the state park boat ramp and drowned. He was unable to be rescued by bystanders.

Ramirez was pronounced dead by Missouri Baptist Sullivan EMS at 5:30 p.m. The body was taken to the St. Louis County Morgue.

The Sullivan Fire Department assisted the four Troopers and two Park Rangers on scene in Franklin County.

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