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Sunday, October 25, 2020

One dead in boating accident near Taberville

On 10/24/20 around 4:15pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County along with St. Clair County Sheriff's Department responded to a boating accident on the Osage River around 1 mile west of Taberville in rural St. Clair County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1978 Monark 15ft boat driven by 63 year old Carl W. Church of Nevada, Missouri struck a submerged object in the water and the vessel began flooding before over turning and ejecting the occupants into the river.

Mr. Church sustained serious injuries in this accident and he was transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center for treatment.

An 18 year old male Brandon Boswell of Arma, Kansas along with a 5 year old female juvenile sustained minor injuries in this accident and both were transported to Nevada Regional Medical Center.

One other occupant in the boat 46 year old Chad Boswell of Arma, Kansas was missing until 1:55pm this afternoon his body was recovered and transported to Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

This is Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 6th Fatality accident of 2020.