Strong River drowning ruled accidental - - Jackson, MS

Strong River drowning ruled accidental

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SCOTT COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A July 4th weekend gathering of friends on the Strong River took a fatal turn for a Simpson County man.

Simpson County Coroner Terry Tutor said Monday 28-year-old Charles Lewis "Chuck" Speights of Star drowned Saturday afternoon in the Strong River in Pinola.

The drowning was ruled accidental.

Family members said Speights and a several friends were in the river near the Chapel Creek Bridge when he went under and never re-surfaced.

His friends found him, pulled him to shore and performed C.P.R., but they were unable to revive him.

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