Jump from bridge leads to drownings

CARTHAGE — Two men have drowned in Lobutcha Creek in Leake County.

Sheriff Greg Waggoner has identified the victims as Christopher Dennis Steen of Kosciusko and Michael Stokes of Cleveland. Their ages were unavailable.

Waggoner says Stokes jumped into the creek from a bridge Sunday night and Steen jumped in when Stokes appeared to be in trouble. The sheriff says both men went down and never came back up.

Waggoner says the bodies were recovered about 10 p.m. Sunday.

NEMS Daily Journal