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Greene County drowning victim identified

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GREENE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A name has now been put with the body of a young man pulled from the Leaf River in Greene County Sunday.

Sheriff Kevin Fortinberry said Mitchell Scott, 20, from Atlanta, was visiting family near McLain when he and a friend went to the river.

Scott attempted to swim across but was pulled under. Witnesses tried to save him, but the current was unforgiving and his body was recovered four hours later.

Water rescuers say even for experienced swimmers, heavy currents can be fatal.

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