16-year-old, 38-year-old identified as two Madison County drowning victims

The identity of the third victim will be released following the notification of next of kin.

16-year-old, 38-year-old identified as two Madison County drowning victims

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - A family is mourning tonight after three people drowned in Madison County.

Family of the victims said the boat flipped near a landfill on North County Line Road.

According to Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland, two of the victims have been identified as 16-year-old Jaquarius Polk and 38-year-old Bobby Ray Gooden.

The identity of the third victim will be released following the notification of next of kin.

Several agencies responded to the scene. A dive team was deployed and several deputies assisted in search of the victims.

It’s not known yet how the boat flipped.

We are working to get information from Madison County officials.

This is a developing story.

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