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Coffee County man drowns while checking boat motor

February 12, 2006

Douglas- There's more information on a tragic drowning that claimed the life of a Coffee County man Friday. Douglas Police say his death was accidental.

Eighteen year old Brandon Music had recently repaired an outboard boat motor and was attempting to test that motor Friday morning in the pond at Douglas Municipal Park. Police say Music put the 15 horsepower motor on a small aluminum boat that capsized under the weight.

His wife was watching nearby and called 911 after Music disappeared under the water. Police believe chilly water temperatures may have contributed to the drowning.

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