3 Rivers Basketball Player Drowns Near Doniphan

DONIPHAN, MO - A freshman basketball player and student at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff drowned yesterday in the Current River near Doniphan.

Evan Bascombe, 18, of Poplar Bluff was swimming with family and friends on an area of the river known as Worley Rock.  Witnesses say Bascombe jumped approximately 8 feet from a cliff, went under water, re-surfaced and told those near him that he was experiencing cramps, then went back under water and never re-surfaced.

His body was recovered at appriximately 5:30 p.m.