17-year-old drowns after jumping into central Missouri creek

CALIFORNIA, Mo. – Authorities say a 17-year-old has drowned after jumping into a central Missouri creek.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Bradley Hall, of Fulton, struggled in North Moreau Creek before going under water around 8 p.m. Wednesday. He didn’t resurface and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The area is near the town of California, which is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Columbia.

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