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 up. The Jackson County Dive Team and Marine Patrol recovered the body of Pippenger near the Barge Landing Boat Launch and Swimming Area.
At this time, the Sheriff’s Department is treating it as an accidental drowning.