Body recovered in search for missing fisherman near Sugar Creek

SUGAR CREEK, Mo. - Authorities have recovered a body in their search for a man who went missing near Sugar Creek Saturday morning.

The 22-year-old, later identified as Joshua Reek of Independence, Mo., was fishing with friends when he fell in the water just before 7 a.m.

Kin Davis, with the Missouri Highway Patrol, said the man was seen struggling in the water before he went under near LaBenite Park. Police recovered a body from the river just after 5 p.m.

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