16-year-old drowns in Alcorn County

county_alcorn_greenBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal

CORINTH – The body of a 16-year-old teen from Ripley was recovered Wednesday afternoon after he apparently drowned in Hurricane Creek at the western edge of Alcorn County.

Brandon Wayne Davis, of 121 C.R. 259, Ripley, was out swimming with his brother Black Davis, 18, said Sheriff Charles Rinehart.

After Brandon Davis used a rope to swing out and drop into the creek, he came up once yelling to his brother, then went down again and didn’t resurface.

Alcorn County E-911 received a call about 3 p.m. to report a drowning, the sheriff said, and he called the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for assistance with a boat.

The MDWFP officers recovered the body about 5:30 p.m., and it was turned over to the coroner.

No foul play is suspected, the sheriff said.