Canton utility worker found dead

Canton utility worker found dead
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CANTON, Miss. (WLBT) - The body of a Canton Municipal utilities worker was found Thursday.

The body of 59-year-old Lionnel Bacon was found shortly before noon Thursday. He worked for Canton Municipal Utilities.

Heath Hall with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department confirms Bacon was reported missing around one Thursday morning by family. His body was recovered from a lagoon in Madison County off King Ranch Road.

Mayor William Truly says his heart and prayers go out to the family. He tells us Bacon had gone to the lagoon to lower water levels to help alleviate flash flooding in Canton.

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