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18-year-old drowns in Flowood lake

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FLOWOOD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Flowood Police, fire and rescue personnel are on the scene of a drowning on Mangum Drive. A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks spokesman says a body has been found.

Flowood Police Chief Richie McCluskey says an 18-year-old, fishing with friends, fell out of the boat and drowned. He's identified as Melvin Mangum Jr. He attempted to swim to shore but didn't make it after unsuccessful attempts to rescue him by the other fishermen.

The drowning occurred on Primos Lake, which is off of Mangum Drive.

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