FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A man is dead after he apparently fell off a barge inside the Sonny Montgomery Lock in Itawamba County.
Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said 911 was notified shortly before noon.
He said crews were trying to raise a barge inside the lock for it to continue traveling north.
The man, who was on the front of the barge, fell into the water, the sheriff said.
The man yelled for help, but was apparently crushed, Dickinson said.
Itawamba County Coroner Shelia Summerford later identified the man as Jacob Clint Pearson, 28, of Acadia, Louisiana.
The lock is located near the Prentiss/Itawamba County line.
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