Bodies of 2 men recovered from Meramec River in St. Louis County

Jul 26, 2011

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Updated 10:08 a.m. July 27

The bodies of two young men have been recovered from the Meramec River at Castlewood State Park in St. Louis County.

Rescue crews were called to the park late Tuesday morning after the two waded into the river, then disappeared. One body was pulled from the river just before 1 p.m. and the other at mid-afternoon, several yards away.

KTVI-TV reports the victims were among four men in their teens to early 20's visiting the park. Divers and boat crews from three fire districts helped search the murky river while friends and family waited.

The victims' names have not been released.