Missing Mississippi man found drowned in pond after fishing boat capsized

Published 8:18 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The body of a man reported missing in Clarke County was found in a pond Wednesday morning, authorities said.

David Hightower, 56, was found between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. after his family reported him missing on Tuesday, said Clarke County Chief Deputy Barry White said.

White said Hightower was last seen at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after he didn’t return home from a fishing trip on County Road 611.

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Hightower’s boat was capsized when he was found, White said.