Search efforts for two men who drowned in Jackson river are suspended

Courtesy: JPD

**UPDATED AT 5:47 PM 11/19/2017**

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Officials say search efforts for two men who drowned in a river behind the water treatment plant in Jackson have been suspended for the night.

We’re told the search will resume tomorrow.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Fire Department and Police Department are searching for two men who went under water and never resurfaced.

Officials say it happened in a body of water behind the Water treatment plant on I-55 South.

We’re told rescue teams were able to save a 9 or 10 year old boy from the bank of the river. The boy was transported to a local hospital for observation.

Recovery efforts for the 2 missing men are underway. Multiple agencies including the Ridgeland Fire, Hinds County EOC, and MS Wildlife and Fisheries are on scene assisting the Jackson Fire Department Dive Team.

WJTV has a crew on scene and we will continue to update you when more information becomes available.

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