A Palmyra man dies when his canoe capsizes Sunday afternoon on the North River upstream from Highway 61.

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The Highway Patrol reports 39 year old Nathan Allen was eastbound, headed downstream about 4:15 p.m. Sunday when his canoe went over a low head dam and capsized.

Assisting the Highway Patrol were the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Palmyra and Hannibal Fire Departments and Marion County Ambulance.

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