Youth Drowns in Marianna Pool

He was identified as 11 year old Marquez Bell who lived in the 4600 block of Bates Road.

Jackson County Sheriff's Investigators say Bates, who lived down the street, was walking from his home after school to visit his aunt who also lives on Bates Road.

He decided to stop and another home on the block and climbed a chain link fence to get into the pool area.

Marquez couldn't swim and apparently drowned while no one was at home at the time to see him. The homeowner found him floating at the bottom of the pool when they returned home and called 911.


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