Illinois Man Drowns After Jumping Off Bluff On Meremac River
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.