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East Alabama man dead of possible drowning

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Updated: Jul. 1, 2018 at 10:29 AM CDT
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LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A 57-year-old Valley man is dead of possible drowning in Lee County.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris identified the victim as Mark Frazer Sinks. Harris said the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to the call of a possible drowning Saturday evening to a home on Lee Road 785 on Lake Harding. Beulah Fire and Rescue and EAMC EMS also responded and began searching the water.

Fifty minutes later, a paramedic found Sinks a few feet from the shore. Sinks was pronounced dead at 8:55 p.m. at the scene.

Sinks reportedly went into the water after cutting the grass, and when his wife could not find him she called 911.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office and Lee County Coroner's Office are investigating the death. Sinks' body will be taken to the medical examiner's office of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery.

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