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Three people and their dog die after a boat capsizes

Three people, including a child, and a dog were found dead after a boat they were on capsized during a hunting trip.

Four people were reported missing after the incident on the Buffalo River in the Fort Adams area of Woodville, Mississippi.

Deputies from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said they received reports of a possible drowning at around 6.30am on Sunday morning, 9 News  reports.

 

Four people were reported missing after the incident on the Buffalo River in the Fort Adams area of Woodville, Mississippi

The missing four had been getting off one boat onto a second vessel that was being used as a duck blind when the second one capsized.

One of them managed to get out safely.

But rescue teams recovered the bodies of a man, his sister-in-law, her child and a dog at around 3pm on Sunday.

Officials believe they got trapped under the boat and blind in an area of the water that is around seven feet deep.

Rescue teams recovered the bodies of a man, his sister-in-law, her child and a dog after searching for hours in 49F water 

Rescue teams recovered the bodies of a man, his sister-in-law, her child and a dog after searching for hours in 49F water 

The temperature of the water was 49F, according to the East Side Fire Department.

‘After hours of being in 49 degree water, and with the help of the Zachary Fire Department, Woodville Police and Fire, Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries, and West Feliciana Sheriff’s Office, we were able to recover the bodies of the hunters who went missing today,’ the department wrote on its Facebook page.

‘With the assistance and hard work from everyone involved, we were able to get the job done. Our condolences and prayers to the family.’



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