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Officials identify swimmer found dead in Simpson Co.

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D'LO, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Officials in Simpson County say the body of the missing swimmer has been identified as 18-year-old Dakota Epps from Wesson 

His body was found at 4 a.m. on Thursday. This happened at D'Lo Water Park on the Strong River, just outside Mendenhall.

Simpson County Sheriff Donald O'Cain says he believes that at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Epps drowned in a hole approximately 15-feet deep. 

Several agencies, including, the Smith County Dive Team, The Simpson County Sheriff's Department, the Mendenhall Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks helped in the search.

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