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MORTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The man who drowned earlier this week in the lake at Roosevelt State Park in Morton has been identified at 25-year-old Bartolo Lopez. He was originally from Guatemala.  He has family members living in Scott County. Lopez was working at one of the poultry plants. 

Scott County Sheriff, Mike Lee, got a call from a camper, Tuesday morning, around 9:00 am saying that a body had been spotted near the shore.

Lopez's body was pulled from the lake around 10:30.

Authorities found some of Lopez's clothing on the shore and believe he was swimming.

They estimate that Lopez was in the water from 18 to 24 hours.

 Authorities are now working to have his body taken back to his native country. 

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