Mt. Vernon man dies after his canoe overturns

James River Near Hootentown Access Stone County Mo
James River at Hootentown Access, Stone County, Mo. (Google Image)

STONE COUNTY, Mo. – A canoe accident claims the life of a Mt. Vernon, Missouri man.

It happened on Tuesday afternoon on James River in Stone County, about a half mile downstream from the Hootentown Access.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the canoe overturned while fighting the current going upstream. 87-year-old Willis B. Hull was thrown from the boat and drowned.