Body discovered in the Gulf
A charter boat captain discovered a body in the Mississippi Sound near Deer Island earlier this morning.
Details are limited, but the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources confirmed a male body was found shortly after 8. Members of the Biloxi fire and police departments were on scene as well as the Harrison County coroner. No word yet on cause of death or whether the man was out on a boat or on the island.
Multiple agencies are working together to answer these questions. Melissa Scallan with Department of Marine Resources Public Relations said, “Our marine patrol office received a call this morning at about 8:10 that a charter boat fisherman had seen a body floating in the water near Deer Island. We responded. Biloxi police and fire responded. We confirmed there was a male body floating in the water.”
The investigation is ongoing. We will continue to keep you updated as details are released.