Man drowns on Facebook Live while swimming in Tunica County Lake

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.