Police: 70-year-old man drowns on Pearl River in Rankin County following boating accident

A man is dead after police say he fell out of a boat and drowned on the Upper Pearl River Tuesday.

Reservoir Police Chief Trevell Dixon said the department was called to the scene south of the Coal Bluff Campground and Park at around 12:30 p.m. after Alvin Lowe, 70, of Walnut Grove, was reported missing.

Dixon said people Lowe was traveling with found a boat Lowe had been testing earlier, but he was not on board and they became concerned. Investigators were able to find Lowe’s body at 1 p.m.

Investigators from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, as well as the Rankin County Coroner’s Office, also assisted at the scene, Dixon said.

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