Coroner: 17-year-old found dead at lake died from accidental drowning

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RICHLAND, Miss. (WJTV) — The Rankin County coroner ruled the death of the teen found at a Richland lake as an accidental drowning.

Coroner David Ruth said the victim was 17-year-old.

Wednesday, emergency officials went to the Southwind lake in the Southwind Subdivision around 11:30 a.m. to respond to the scene.

There were no obvious signs of foul play. His name has not been released.

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