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Dive team recovers body from Village Creek

Posted: Updated: May 26, 2013 04:13 PM CDT

A spokesperson for the Hardin County Sheriff's Office told 12News deputies are investigating what appears to be an accidental drowning at Village Creek.

A deputy told 12News that the victim, identified as Justin Barnett, 31, of Silsbee, had been swimming with at least three other people before he went under the water around 3 p.m. Sunday.

Dive teams later recovered Barnett's body near the State Highway 327 bridge.

Officials have ordered an autopsy.

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