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Woman drowns in Pearl River

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LEAKE COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Authorities in Leake County are investigating the death of a Forest woman.

The Leake County Sheriff's Department believes Angela Jenkins drowned in the Pearl River Thursday near the Highway 35 boat ramp. She was swimming with her son about 10 to 15 yards from the bank.

Jenkins' husband says he heard the boy screaming and went into the water after him. He managed to pull his son out, but couldn't find his wife. Rescue teams had to drag the water to find her.

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