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Leake County teen drowns in river

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LEAKE COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A Leake County teen drowns while playing with friends in a river.

Sheriff Greg Waggoner says 14-year-old Patrick Mayberry died last night in the Yockanookany River near Thomastown. Deputies were called to the scene about a half mile from the Natchez Trace just after 8 p.m.

Mayberry's two friends told investigators they were playing in the river when he told them he could swim and jumped into the water, but he could not. The boys searched for him, but were not able to save him. Mayberry's body was found not far from the shore.

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