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Covington coroner investigates death of man recovered from lake

COLLINS, MS (WDAM) -

Covington County authorities are investigating the death of a Collins man whose body was recovered Saturday afternoon from a private lake. 

Coroner Chris Daquila said Travis Jones, 28, was pronounced dead after divers recovered his body shortly before 5:30 p.m. 

A friend said Jones went under water about one hour earlier as they were fishing.  He was unable to pull him out. 

Daquila said Jones had a heart attack recently, so his body has been sent to Jackson for an autopsy to determine if he drowned or died of heart-related problems.

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