Searchers find body of missing fisherman on lake

Published 10:09 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2017

GRENADA (AP) — Officials have recovered the body of a south Mississippi man believed to have drowned in a north Mississippi lake.

Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider tells The Hattiesburg American that the body of 71-year-old James Hinton of Hattiesburg was found Monday in Grenada Lake.

The sheriff’s department was called Saturday by two other fishermen who found an empty boat going in circles.

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Strider says searchers with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks found the body some distance away from the boat on the 55-square-mile reservoir on the Yalobusha River