LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) — A family reunion in Lamar County this weekend ended in tragedy with a drowning accident.
12-year-old Dakon Quinn of Jackson drowned at the Little Black Creek Campground and Park.
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said Saturday afternoon, the child was playing on a pier, and he fell.
Divers conducted a water search.
Sunday the 12-year old was found under the pier, tangled up in a brush.
Officials said the child did not know how to swim. Rigel says this is the first death of the summer related to drowning.