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Two dead after boating accident on Tenn-Tom Waterway

Reported by: Craig Ford
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Updated: 8/30/2014 6:51 pm
IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) — Two fishermen died Saturday after a boating accident on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in northern Tishomingo County.

Coroner Mack Wilemon has identified the men as 40-year-old Jeremie Floyd and 39-year-old Carey Downs, both of Counce, Tennessee.

According to Wilemon, the deaths occurred shortly past midnight when the two were thrown from their boat after it had struck a moored barge near Goat Island.

The bodies were recovered from the water Saturday morning.
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