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UPDATE: Vicksburg drowning victim identified

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WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Warren County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a drowning that happened around 10 a.m. Sunday at The Landings subdivision.

According to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, a 51-year-old Eugene King Jr. fell into the lake while out on a small private fishing boat with another person.

"We were just watching TV. We heard the police come by. We came outside to see if we could see anything; we didn't see anything at all.... It's just really sad and tragic that somebody would drown that close to us," said Candy Francisco, who lives across the street from The Landings.

Sheriff Pace says King was not wearing a life vest and there was no one available on the boat. 

Divers with the Vicksburg Fire Department, using Warren Count's boats, recovered the King's body at 12:20 p.m. 

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, also sent crews to assist in the search.

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