A 46 year old Collinsville man died of an apparent drowning at a private pond in Troy Tuesday.
According to Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, 46 year old Richard A. Brown made a bet with a friend to swim across the length of the pond, located along Troy-O’Fallon Road in Troy. The friend made it across. Brown reportedly made it about half way and then submerged underwater. Efforts to find him were unsuccessful and a call was made to 911. His body was recovered with the assistance of the Troy Fire Department.
An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday morning.