Drowning claims Tupelo man

FURRS – A 26-year-old drowned in a pond in this east Pontotoc County community around noon on Sunday, Coroner Kim Bedford said.
Justin Kitchens of Tupelo was swimming with a friend when he disappeared under the water.
A dive team from Tupelo recovered Kitchens’ body, which will be sent to Jackson for autopsy.
Bedford said there was no immediate indication why Kitchens drowned.
“They said he was a good swimmer,” she said.

NEMS Daily Journal

Click video to hear audio