Officials with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, and the U.S . Army Corps of Engineers responded to a 911 call at roughly 6:30 Friday evening. A group of fishermen at Okatibbee Lake reported a body washed up on the shores of the Gin Creek Landing.
Officials say there is no positive form of identification at this time. They have confirmed the body to be a black male.
As of right now, the cause of death is unknown. The Lauderdale County Coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
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