Public Assistance Request – Child Drowning Victim

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Updated April 22, 2018 at 9:20 p.m. – The child has been identified as a 13 year old who was reported as missing from home while Officers were looking for family. We appreciate all those who assisted. This incident is still under investigation at this time.

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On April 22, 2018 at 7:06 p.m., the Gulfport Police Department responded to a welfare check at the Quarters Apartments located at 220 Church Ave. Officers located a witness who stated that a child’s bicycle and clothing were near a fenced swimming pool. Officers checked  the pool and located the body of a child believed to be between the age of 7 and 10. The child is described as a white male with green eyes and brown hair. The clothing was a gray t-shirt with a soccer ball on it and red shoes. The bicycle was a red molten ozone 500.

Officers are attempting to locate the family of the child. The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that would assist, please contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

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