- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

CANTON, Miss. (AP) - Officials have identified a man who was killed when he was thrown off his motorcycle into Lake Caroline.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department tells The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/1oevQoZ ) the body of 27-year-old Michael Tait Hendrix was found by divers in Lake Caroline south of Canton Wednesday afternoon.

Investigator Jeremy Williams said the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. when Hendrix had an accident on the dam at Lake Caroline. Williams said the motorcycle was found, but not the biker.

Williams says dive teams from Ridgeland, Madison, and Madison County helped in the search for Hendrix, which began around daylight. His body was recovered around 12:30 p.m.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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