UPDATE (07/01/16) 9:25 P.M.)
We have received confirmed reports from Brad Young, Deputy of the Howard County Sheriff’s Department regarding a water accident in Howard County. According to Deputy Young three men were clearing a drainage pipe dam on a private pond on County Road 220. Once the debris had been cleared the water flow sucked the three men into the drainage pipe, and they did not resurface for a time. One of the men was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, and the other two were flown by air ambulance for treatment. Their identities have not yet been released, nor has their conditions. Deputy Young reports this was a collaborative rescue effort from the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, the Glasgow Fire Department, and a Howard County Ambulance.
UPDATE (07/01/16) 8:41 P.M.
Initial scanner feed led our reports to believe the drownings occurred in Ray County, but upon investigation has confirmed it did not take place in Ray, according to the Ray County Sheriff’s Department. KMZU has reached out to the Howard County Sheriff’s Department in regards to this incident, and has been told contact will be made about our inquiry. We will update as information is received.
KMZU has received unconfirmed reports of two men drowned off of County Road 220 in Howard County, and at least one seriously injured following a rescue attempt.
KMZU did contact the Howard County Sheriff’s office, but due to the recent occurrence of the accident no one was able to comment at the time. Missouri State Water Patrol stated they were not involved with this particular accident. We will keep you up to date with information as it is made available.