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Mom and child who drowned in the Mississippi River identified

Shelby County Sheriff's Office identified the drowning victims from July 25 as 36-year-old Tia Brocious and 3-year-old Giovani Brocious.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE   8/3/2020: The Shelby County Sheriff's Office identified the drowning victims in the Mississippi River from July 25 as 36-year-old Tia Brocious and 3-year-old Giovani Brocious.

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SCSO has recovered the body of a missing child after a reported drowning in the Mississippi River.

Authorities told Local 24 News first responders got the call of a woman and child going under water near the Shelby Forest Boat Ramp at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening.

Officers believe the two were swimming before they went under water.

A witness nearby was able to pull the woman to shore before she was pronounced dead.

SCSO hasn’t released the age or gender of the child nor is it known if the woman was the child’s mother.

RELATED: 1 person dead, 1 child missing after going under water in the Mississippi River

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