A 24-year-old Jackson man has drowned in
the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Christopher Lamont Slaughter was swimming Saturday when he
drowned around 6:30 p.m. Reservoir police Chief Perry Waggener said
an investigation showed the man's death was an accident.
After pulling Slaughter ashore, rescue workers attempted
resuscitation. He was pronounced dead later at River Oaks Hospital.
Slaughter's is the first drowning death in the Rankin County
reservoir this year. At least two men drowned there last year.