USM issues statement on search for missing student off of Dauphin Island

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has issued a statement on the ongoing search for a student missing since Sunday after a trip to Dauphin Island.

The statement says, “The University of Southern Mississippi has learned of the ongoing search for a student, Rob Brent, whom Alabama authorities believe went missing while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico at Alabama’s Dauphin Island. Brent was reported missing on Sunday evening.”

“We are all terribly saddened by the news regarding Southern Miss student Rob Brent, and we have offered his family, friends and loved ones our heart-felt prayers and support,” said Dr. Dee Dee Anderson, Vice President for Student Affairs.

The University says Student Counseling Services (SCS) at Southern Miss are available to support members of the Southern Miss community.

SCS can be reached at 601-266-4829 during regular business hours and after 5 p.m. and on weekends at 601-606-4357 (HELP).

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