A Carterville man drowned Tuesday at Grand Falls on Shoal Creek, (southwest of Joplin) according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

35-year-old Stanley Luhk of Carterville attempted to go over Grand Falls using a pool toy, struck a rock and drowned at 4:53 p.m..

Luhk was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:17 p.m., by Deputy Coroner Deems.

The body was taken to the Newton County Coroner.

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