Body recovered of 66 year old man in Rankin County

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UPDATE: According to Undersheriff Raymond Duke, the search is over for a man who went missing earlier today. Duke says they’ve found the body of the 66 year old Perry Ross Shelby.

We’re told the man had been drinking and attempted to swim across a lake.


RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A search is currently underway for an elderly man in Rankin County.

According to Sheriff Bryan Bailey the man went swimming earlier today in the Robinhood Trail area in Brandon.

Bailey says the man never returned.

Deputies and other agencies are searching for the man at this time.

This is a developing story and WJTV will continue to update as soon as more information becomes available.

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