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Man found dead in Pascagoula River

Police found a man’s body in the Pascagoula River Wednesday night.

Shortly before 9 p.m., Gautier police were notified a man had fallen overboard while boating in the area of Big Lake, authorities said in a press release.

The Gautier Police Department’s dive team and officers from the state Department of Marine Resources began searching and found the man’s body shortly before 11 p.m., near where he fell overboard.

Authorities are withholding the man’s name until the Jackson County Coroner’s Office can notify his family.

Wesley Muller: 228-896-2322, @WesleySMuller

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