Missouri Water Patrol recover body on Shoal Creek

Joplin Deputy Fire Chief Andy Nimmo tells us divers located a body at 6:20 p.m.
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JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin Fire Deputy Chief Andy Nimmo updates information regarding the recovery on Shoal Creek at Grand Falls.

“The Missouri State Water Patrol recovered a body at 6:20 p.m. on Shoal Creek,” Deptuy Chief Nimmo states. More information will be formally released by the State Water Patrol.

The recovery phase involved divers getting in the water late Wednesday afternoon and it was a short time later the body was located.

It was a little over 24 hours ago that an adult male went over the Grand Falls and never resurfaced.

Joplin Fire at Grand Falls Command was terminated at 7:18 p.m. as firefighters began clearing the area.

This breaking news story will be updated here on Joplin News First at KOAM News Now.

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