WKRG 5 News reported recently that the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department updated the press about the weekend incidents in the Pascagoula area that include a man who drowned on Saturday, August 29 and a fatal boat crash near Escatawpa on Sunday, August 30.
On Sunday, August 30, officers from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, along with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered the body of a Pascagoula man who reportedly drowned the day prior. The Jackson County Sheriff noted that a 65-year-old Pascagoula man was located and recovered from Summerlin Bayou in Vancleave. The sheriff says it’s believed Alexander fell off a houseboat into the water. No other information is available at this time. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks is conducting the investigation.
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Also on August 30, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal crash involving two boats in Little River in the Escatawpa area. The Jackson County Coroner reported a 57-year-old George County man died in the accident. Three juveniles were in the second boat, and all three were treated for minor injuries. The accident happened around 10:15 a.m. on Sunday. This investigation is also being conducted by The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks.
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