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14-year-old boy drowns in Leake County

LEAKE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -  A 14-year-old boy drowned near Carthage early Monday evening. It happened at a popular spot on Highway 35 by the Pearl River bridge.

A group of teens were swimming there when the boy went under. Another boy tried unsuccessfully to save him.

Sheriff Greg Waggoner says the body was recovered at 5 Monday evening.

The sheriff says it was the first drowning this year, but there have been several drownings at this spot over the years.

The 14-year-old's name was not released, but Sheriff Waggoner says he was from Attala County.

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