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Two people are dead and one injured in boating accident

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ROSS BARNETT RESERVOIR (WLBT) - Two people are dead and one person is injured in a boating accident on the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Spokesperson Jim Walker says it happened around 7:30 Sunday night between Ratliff Ferry and Flag Island. A staging area for first responders was set up off Highway 43 near Tommy's Trading Post.

An assistant for Rankin County Coroner Jimmy Roberts tells WLBT two white males were killed.

Their identities are not being released until family members have been notified.

A UMC spokesperson says one person was airlifted to their emergency room. According to Walker the preliminary investigation reveals one vessel collided with another then ran up onto the embankment.

Reservoir Patrol, Rankin County Sheriff's Department and Wildlife Fisheries and Parks officials are working on the investigation.

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