Two boaters die in lake accident

By Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

IUKA – Two boaters died early Saturday morning when their bass boat collided with a moored barge on Pickwick Lake.

Jeremie David Floyd, 40, and Carey J. Downs, 39, both of Counce, Tennessee, died when their boat struck the barge shortly after midnight, said Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon.

The accident happened near Yellow Creek Port at mile marker 447, a little north of Goat Island on Yellow Creek, and the bodies were recovered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

No autopsy will be performed, Wilemon said, but a toxicology test will be completed by the state crime lab.