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Water patrol searches Missouri River for body of boy, 16

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

Jefferson City, Mo. – Authorities spent the weekend searching for a 16-year-old boy who was shackled when he jumped from a bridge into the Missouri River.

But now the Missouri Water Patrol says the search has become a recovery mission.

The patrol says Robert Nichols never resurfaced and he is presumed dead.

Nichols jumped off the bridge in Jefferson City Friday after escaping from a car taking him to the Montgomery City Youth Center.

The water patrol searched until about seven Sunday night.


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