Tuber From Illinois Drowns in Southern Missouri Creek
An Illinois woman has drowned while tubing in a southern Missouri creek that contained branches and other debris from recent flooding.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 48-year-old Sherrie Baker. The patrol says her tube got stuck Friday afternoon on a sunken stump in Shawnee Creek and flipped over about 5 miles (8.05 kilometers) south of Eminence. Baker was pulled underwater, resurfaced and then went back underwater.
Shawnee Creek feeds into the Jacks Fork River.