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One child found dead another missing in the Chickasawhay River

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Mississippi Emergency Management officials are currently searching for two missing children.

According to Greene County Emergency Manager Trent Robertson, at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, two six-year-old twin brothers disappeared in the Chickasawhay River, on the southern part of Greene County.

Robertson says a friend of the family witnessed the two boys stepping into a deep part of the river and being swept away by the current.

Responders involved in the search and recovery include Greene County Emergency Management Agency, Lamar County Emergency Management Agency, Greene County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, George County Search and Rescue, the American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter and numerous others.

According to Robertson, after a long day searching, one of the twins bodies was found at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday. The search continues for his missing brother.

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