Second body found after ATV mishap in Columbus creek

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS — The body of a 9-year-old boy missing since an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek on Saturday has been found.

Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen says the body of Justin Brown was found Tuesday by a volunteer near the Greenbriar Bridge over the Luxapalila Creek. The search has been going since Saturday afternoon when an ATV driven by his father slipped from a spillway into the creek.

The body of 5-year-old Jacob Brown was recovered Sunday from the creek near Columbus.

McQueen says an investigation into the accident is continuing.

Authorities say the boys’ father was trying to cross the creek on an ATV with his four children and another man. The vehicle flipped in swift water on a spillway where the Magby and Luxapalila creeks intersect.

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