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Man and his 6-year-old great nephew drown while fishing in Alabama pond

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Updated: Apr. 26, 2021 at 4:35 PM CDT
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LAMAR COUNTY, Ala. (WCBI) – A man and his great-nephew both drowned in a Lamar County, Alabama pond.

Coroner Alan Chandler told WCBI that 64-year-old Danny Peeks and 6-year-old Colson Peeks were both found in a private pond.

The incident happened late Sunday afternoon on Fernbank Road near the Mississippi state line. Chandler says there were no witnesses to what happened.

However, investigators believe the little boy somehow fell in the water while fishing and the older Peeks went in to try and save him.

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office and coroner’s office are investigating.

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