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    Statue underwater in St. Louis arch waterfront.


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     On June 17, Illinois high school student John Killingbeck took this photo of 'The Captains Return Statue' in St. Louis near the Eads Bridge. Following a weekend of 'torrential' downpours, the statue was almost entirely submerged by the rising waters of the Mississippi River. He says: 'What struck me most about this situation was the fact that a statue and a parking lot for the St. Louis Arch was completely underwater. I have been to the Arch many times and I have never seen the water at such a level. Usually the water just reaches the sand and mud below both parking areas. But in this instance, the lowest parking level was completely submerged underwater as well as the statue you see in this photo.'
    - jccarp, CNN iReport producer

    A large statue is almost completely submerged in the Mississippi water front  close to the St. Louis arch. Due to recent flooding all but the head of the statue is underwater.

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