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Body of 6-year-old recovered; search continues for brother

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) -

Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek. The search for the boy's older brother continued Sunday.

Lowndes County Coroner, Greg Merchant, confirmed the 6-year-old's body was recovered. In an earlier report we were told the body of the 10-year-old was recovered.

In an earlier report, Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth Moore said Justin Brown's body was found Sunday afternoon about a mile south of where the accident occurred.

A team of roughly three dozen people was using four boats and a helicopter to search for his 6-year-old brother, Jacob.

On Saturday afternoon, an ATV carrying the two boys, their father and three other people was crossing a spillway where the rain-swollen Magby and Luxapalila creeks intersect when a strong current flipped the vehicle.

Moore said the current swept the boys into a part of the Luxapalila Creek that is up to 12 feet deep.

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