Man drowns at Elephant Rocks SP

A St. Louis man apparently fell from a rock cliff into a water-fill quarry and drowned at Elephant Rocks State Park in Iron County.

The accident happened at 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1.

The deceased was identified by the Missouri Highway Patrol as Rashad M. Moungo, 24, of St. Louis. The patrol reported that Moungo fell off the cliff into the water, resurfaced and began to struggle. When he submerged again, he never resurfaced.

Moungo was pronounced dead at the scene by Iron County Coroner Tim Harbison.