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Body of drowning victim found in Leaf River

The body of a man who drowned Sunday night in the Leaf River inside the Eastabuchie Park in Jones County has been found by authorities.  The body of the 19-year-old Hispanic male was discovered about 10:40 p.m. Sunday by divers using an underwater camera.

He was found just a short distance downstream from where he had been swimming with family and friends. They called authorities after the victim went underwater but never came back up.

Officials have not yet released his name.

 

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