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Cause of Tri-State boater accident that killed two men released

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PIKE COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) -

The cause of a boating accident that took the life of Earl Fogle, 53, of Saverton, Missouri, and David Hultz, 54, of Quincy has been released.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Fogle and Hultz were fishing on the Mississippi River, upstream from the 290 mile marker, between two rock dikes, when their fishing net got entangled in the propeller of the boat's motor.

The boat then capsized due to lack of power and Fogle and Hultz fell overboard.

Fogle and Hultz were reported missing on March 7 after they were fishing near Ashburn, Missouri.

The fishermen's boat was found submerged in the river near the DuPont boat launch on March 8.

Hultz's body was recovered on March 9 around 400 yards from the spot where divers recovered the boat he was on.

Fogle's body was found on May 1 near Louisiana, Missouri.

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