Lamar County man drowns in pond

Lamar County man drowns in pond

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - One man is dead after his body was found in a pond in Lamar County on Sunday.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said the body was pulled from a farm pond off Rocky Branch Road.

Rigel said concerned family members went to the pond around 1:45 p.m. Sunday where the victim was last seen fishing at the pond Saturday evening.

Officials said family found the victim's belongings and called authorities. Rescue divers located the body around 3:45 p.m.

The identity of the victim is not being released pending notification of next of kin. Rigel said the body will be sent to Jackson for an autopsy.