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Alabama man who drowned in Biloxi identified

An Alabama man taking video while Hurricane Zeta came ashore in Biloxi has been identified as the person who drowned near the Broadwater Marina. Fifty-eight-year-old Leslie Richardson had been watching the storm Wednesday evening. Richardson called for…

2 drown in rip currents in Northwest Florida over weekend

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WXXV) — Two people are dead after drowning in rip currents at beaches in Northwest Florida over the weekend. Red or double-red warning flags were flying along the coast throughout the Florida Panhandle, signaling the waters were closed…

Two-year-old drowns in pond in Escatawpa

A two-year-old child died Wednesday morning after being found in a pond by relatives. Sheriff Mike Ezell says the child wandered out of a home on Ann Road in Escatawpa. The pond was on the same property. When deputies and…

Staying safe around water

According to the CDC, drowning is responsible for more deaths among children age one through four than any other cause except birth defects. Here in the United States, drowning causes around 10 deaths per day. With the summer months quickly…

Man drowns in Hancock County

Just last night, a man drowned at a Bay St. Louis Apartment Complex swimming pool during a Fourth of July party. Fifty-nine year-old Paul Treutel passed away around 9 p.m. according to Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk. News 25 will…

Drowning due to strong currents

Just in the past four days we have lost two South Mississippi residents due to drowning after being pulled under by currents. Thursday night, the body of Long Beach High School senior Peyton Henson was pulled from Wolf River and…

Drowning in Biloxi River

A Gulfport man was swept away while trying to help some kids swimming in the Biloxi River. According to Gulfport Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt, emergency workers were called out to a section of the Biloxi River near River Road just…

Seven-year-old drowns in George County

A seven-year-old child drowned in George County after falling into a pond in the Howell Community. Emergency personnel were called to the scene at about 2:15 Tuesday afternoon. The child was non-responsive upon arrival and was taken to George Regional…

Two-year-old drowns in Vancleave

The Fourth of July turned tragic for one Jackson County family. They are now mourning the loss of their two-year-old son. “It’s really scary. I just really don’t know what I would do.” Sherri Gill is a grandmother and says…

Two-year-old drowns in Vancleave

Tragic news out of Jackson County today as a community mourns the loss of a two-year-old boy. A family was swimming in a pond on their property yesterday and went inside for lunch. At one point, the parents of two-year-old…

Gulfport boy found dead in swimming pool

Investigators are trying to find out what led to the death of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found in an apartment pool Sunday. “He does know how to swim. That’s the one thing that’s getting the whole family is…

Child drowned in apartment pool

The child that was found dead in a pool at the Quarters Apartments located in Gulfport has been identified as 13-year-old Ashton Cole. According to Gulfport police, Cole was reported missing from home while officers were looking for family. Officers…

Divers find body of Biloxi man who drowned

Authorities have recovered the body of a man who drowned in east Biloxi Saturday night. According to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, 49-year-old Biloxi resident Chin Phan fell off a boat into the water behind Boomtown Casino Saturday night. Crews…

One-year-old boy drowns in family pool in Harrison County

A Woolmarket family tries their best to move forward after the tragic loss of a one-year-old boy. The toddler fell into a swimming pool at his grandmother’s house in Harrison County. When emergency officials arrived on the scene, the boy…

Male Body Found in Biloxi Water

A DMR team recovered the body of a male victim in the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor this morning. Shrimp boaters called the DMR around 4:45 after they saw a man walk into the water, splash and never resurface. Members of…

Missing Person Body Found

News 25's Laurene Callander interviews DMR representative Melissa Scallan about the body found today over around the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor after 7:15 this morning. UPDATE: DMR team recovered the body of an adult male a little after 7:15 this…

Vancleave Man Drowns

The body of a Vancleave man was found in Bluff Creek yesterday after he went missing around noon. Sheriff Mike Ezell tells News 25 that 38-year-old Anthony Pippenger was out for a swim when he went underwater and never came…

Man Identified In Drowning

Gautier police identified Steven Foster Krebs Sr. as the 75-year-old man who drowned in the Pascagoula River. The Pascagoula resident was out in the Big Lake area on a houseboat with his family members. Around 9 Wednesday night, Krebs Sr.…

Drownings On The Gulf Coast

Two drownings in less than one week, a staggering number that is too high for comfort. One woman fell into the Biloxi Back Bay and drowned on Thursday. Another tragic incident occurred on Sunday when a 49-year-old man drowned in…

Body Of Missing Swimmer Recovered

After his cousin disappeared under water Samuel Lewis rushed into the nearest public place yelling for help: Samuel tells News 25, "A man just went underwater and he ain’t came back up, and I need some help I can’t swim"…