Published: Sep 05, 2011 5:51 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 05, 2011 5:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a man drowned in Mississippi when he was swept away by floodwaters caused by heavy rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.
    
Tishomingo County coroner Mack Wilemon said Monday that 57-year-old John Howard Anderson Jr., of Corinth, drowned about 11 p.m. Sunday. Tishomingo County is in the northeastern corner of the state.
    
Anderson was staying on a house boat in the marina of Coleman Park. A creek that naturally flows over the entrance of the park was swollen with floodwaters when Anderson and two others tried to cross the water in a car. They had gotten out of the car and were in the process of being rescued when Anderson was swept away.
    
His body was found in the woods about 300 yards away.

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