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Jones County teen drowns in Leaf River

Jones County authorities have identified a teenager who drowned inside the Leaf River at the Eastabuchie Park on Sunday.

Investigators with Jones County Sheriff's Department said Daniel Cavanzo, 19, of Laurel was found dead around 10:40 Sunday night.

Authorities said shortly after 4 p.m. Cavanzo was swimming with family members when he lost his footing and was unable to get out of the river. Several law enforcement officers and fire departments searched for his body for hours.

Officers with the department of wildlife found Cavanzo's body with an underwater camera.

The drowning is believed to be accidental.

 

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