Victim identified in Cypress Lake Apartment drowning, officials says

Watch: Tunica County officials searching Cypress Lake Apartments for possible drowning victim

TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. — The victim in the Cypress Lake Apartments drowning has been identified, officials said late Saturday.

J.W. Ransom II, 20, of Lambert, Mississippi, was found in the pond at the apartment complex in Robinson, Mississippi.

Tunica County Dispatch received the 911 about 12:30 p.m. Saturday and sheriff’s deputies responded within six minutes of the call to start the search.

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Pafford EMS, North Tunica Fire Department, Desoto County Search and Rescue Team was notified and assisted in the search for Ransom.

Witnesses said Ransom was swimming in the pond and went under the water midway of the pond.

Ransom’s body was transported to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy. This incident remains under investigation.