18-Year-Old Drowns in Flowood Lake

A drowning that claimed the life an 18-year-old is now under investigation in Flowood.

The Flowood Police Department told us this happened today at Primos Lakes, which is located on Southwest of Mangum and Flowood Drive.

Crews responded to the scene around 4:25pm on Friday afternoon, after they received a call from one of the four men who were fishing in the lakes.

While they were fishing, two of them were in a small boat that overturned.

We’re told that the victim, Melvin Mangum Jr. tried to swim to shore but then drowned.

Authorities say the other fishermen tried to rescue him but they were unsuccessful.

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