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Wagner man falls in river, dies

PICKSTOWN — A Wagner man died in a drowning accident Tuesday, according to the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office.

A news release from the office said Robert Clemens, 71, was fishing at about 3:30 p.m. from the Spillway Boat Ramp Dock on the Missouri River below Pickstown with his brother.

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Clemens fell from the boat dock into the water, the news release said. His body was recovered from the water at about 4:05 p.m. by the sheriff’s office.

It appears that a medical condition may have been a factor in the accident, the sheriff’s office reported. An investigation into the drowning is ongoing.