Body of man, teenager found after pair drowned wading into river to cool off

Published 10:15 pm Saturday, July 25, 2020

The bodies of a man and a teenager were pulled from a river in Mississippi Saturday after they apparently drowned while wading into the water.

The victims, a 37-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, have not been identified by authorities.

They were reportedly fishing Friday in the Bouie River in Forrest County when the pair reportedly waded into the water to cool off.

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They reportedly accidentally stepped into a deep hole and were swept away.

Divers searched Friday, but were unable to locate the two, but located and recovered the bodies Saturday morning.