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Boy dead, brother missing after ATV accident

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COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued. 

Fire officials first said the body of the older boy, 10-year-old Justin Brown, was found.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said family identification later determined the recovered body was his younger brother, Jacob. 

A team of roughly three dozen people was using four boats and a helicopter to search into Sunday night for the 10-year-old. 

On Saturday afternoon, an ATV carrying the two boys, their father and three other people was crossing a spillway where the rain-swollen Magby and Luxapalila creeks intersect when a strong current flipped the vehicle.

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