Sixteen Year Old Drowns In Clark Co. Pond

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Sixteen Year Old Drowns In Clark Co. Pond

On June 20, 2009 at approximately 10:25pm, the body of Michael L. Hobb, age 16,
was discovered by Keokuk Volunteer Emergency Corps, in a small pond at RR1 Box
72, Canton, Missouri, located in the south/central area of Clark County.
 
 
Ed Wilson, Coroner of Clark County, pronounced Mr. Hobb, to be
deceased at approximately 10:28pm.
 
After an investigation by the Clark
County Sheriff’s Office the incident was classified as an accidental death. It
has been determined that Mr. Hobb was a non-swimmer, who attempted to swim
across the pond, using a small log as a floatation device, but lost contact with
the log and was unable to reach shore.
 
The parents, Elmer Hobb and
Sandra Hobb, were present at the scene, and even through they suffered tragic
loss, they were very appreciative for the efforts and assistance by all
agencies. These agencies included, Clark County Ambulance, Clark County Search
and Rescue, Keokuk Volunteer Emergency Corps, Clark County Coroner’s Office, and
the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
 
“Our heart felt condolences go out to
the entire Hobb family.”
 
Sincerely,
 
Paul R. Gaudette, Clark
County Sheriff