PRC teen drowns while swimming in Nicholson

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Another South Mississippi teen has died, apparently from drowning. Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage tells WLOX News 15-year-old Edgar Ponce died Thursday.

Investigators with the sheriff's department say a group of teens were swimming in a gravel pit in the Nicholson area when Ponce began to struggle in the water. Witnesses say he went under and never came back up.

The coroner said the autopsy is done, but the investigation was still open Friday night.

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