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Boat capsizes, five people rescued from Ross Barnett Reservoir

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It was a frightening situation for several people on the Ross Barnett Reservoir after their boat capsized near the dam Friday night.

Reservoir Police Chief Perry Waggener said his department got the call Friday night at about 10:05 p.m.

Two adults and three children were rescued from the water.

Waggener said none of the passengers required medical transport.

"We reached them by 10:15. The boat had capsized by that point. It had five occupants. All were removed safely. The weather conditions and the wave action, we feel, contributed strongly to it, but it is still under investigation," said Reservoir Patrol Chief Perry Waggener.

Waggener said the weather conditions for the rest of the holiday weekend appear to be good and they expect heavy traffic on the Reservoir over the next few days.

 

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