UPDATE: Man drowns in Lee County

A 52-year-old man has drowned in Lake Piomingo.

Harold Jones of Lake Piomingo was found around 12:30 p.m. today at the Lake, according to Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine-Green.

Gillentine-Green said the man jumped out of a boat he was in with friends, came up for air once and then went under again. He never came back up. The search for his body started last night. The death has been ruled an accident.

Lee County, Tupelo and Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials participated in the search.

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