TUNICA COUNTY, Mississippi – A man is dead after drowning in a Tunica County Lake on Saturday afternoon. The incident was caught on Facebook Live.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 20-year-old J.W. Ransom.
Family says he was set to graduate from high school next month.
Investigators say it happened at a lake at the Cypress Lake Apartments off Casino Center Drive extension.
A family friend said Ransom was visiting friends when it all happened.
Ransom also leaves behind a 7-month-old child.
After an extensive search, the man’s body was recovered from the pond and was pronounced dead by the coroner.
The incident remains under investigation.