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Columbus creek drowning victim identified

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COLUMBUS, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities are investigating the drowning of a man in a Columbus creek.

According to the Commercial Dispatch, 63 year old Hugh Troy Buckelew's body was pulled from the Luxapalila Creek Thursday afternoon.

Police said he went swimming to cool off from the heat with a female companion who tried but was unable to resuscitate him.

A passerby stopped to help and called 911.

The friend told investigators that Buckelew knew how to swim but went under and was unresponsive when he re-surfaced.

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