- Associated Press - Monday, January 22, 2018

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a Mississippi man has drowned after a friend says he fell out of a boat while fishing.

WAPT-TV reports 51-year-old Eugene King Jr. was on a Sunday morning fishing trip with the friend on a private lake when he fell out of the small boat.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says King wasn’t wearing a flotation device.

King’s body has been sent for an autopsy at the state crime lab.

The sheriff’s office and Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries department are investigating.

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Information from: WAPT-TV, http://www.wapt.com

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