Eastport drowning victim identified

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

IUKA – Authorities have recovered the body and identified the man who drowned while swimming at Eastport on Monday.
Searchers recovered the body of Robert E. Hale, 46, of New Albany, about midnight Tuesday, said Tishomingo County Sheriff Glenn Whitlock.
The cause of death was ruled a fresh water drowning, said Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon, and there will be no autopsy.