Drowning Claims Family of Three

By: Tyler Helms
By: Tyler Helms

A family of three died Saturday in an apparent boating accident on a private lake in the Hope Community.

Barry Hughes, one of the victims, was a police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department. Hughes died with his wife Anita Huges and their six-year-old son Dajuor Hughes.

Police Chief David Edwards described Hughes as a well liked officer who had served on the force for nearly eight years.

All three bodies have been taken to Jackson for an autopsy. Authorities do not believe foul play was involved.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of what they believe to be an accident.

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