Man drowns after falling from boat

Published 9:00 pm Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are investigating the apparent drowning of a Vicksburg man.

According to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday morning, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office received the call of an adult male who had apparently fallen from a fishing boat into the private lake that sits adjacent to the Fairways subdivision and the Landings Apartments.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office boat team and divers from the Vicksburg Fire Department were on scene and at approximately 12:20 p.m., divers recovered the body and placed it into the Warren County patrol boat and brought to the bank of the lake.

The victim has been identified as 51 year-old Eugene King Jr., according to Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey.

“At this time, it appears there were two people in a small plastic fishing boat when the victim fell from the boat and into the water,” Pace said. “He was not wearing a floatation device, nor were there any flotation devices in the boat.”