Authorities identify body of victim who drowned


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a person who drowned to death in a Blackbelt community.

WAKA-TV ( ) reports that the victim was identified on Wednesday as 48-year-old Julius Jerome Smith. Investigators say Smith's death has been ruled an accidental drowning.

Investigators say Smith was fishing in a pond on a private property with a friend when the boat they were riding had capsized on Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say the friend was able to return to shore, but Smith drowned before he could be rescued.


Information from: WAKA-TV,

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