St. Charles, Mo. – An O’Fallon man drowned in the Missouri River near St. Charles County Friday at 3:55 p.m.
Gregory Muller, 62, was swimming off a sandbar in the Missouri River at mile marker 54 when the Missouri State Highway Patrol said he got caught in an eddy and drowned.
Muller’s family told FOX 2 he was attempting to save his friend who was caught in the same eddy and they believe he died a hero.
Muller was pronounced dead at the scene by St. Charles County Ambulance district personnel at 4:44 p.m.