Harrison County

Body found near Biloxi harbor identified

Chief of Marine Patrol Keith Davis, left, talks with officers at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor on Thursday morning after emergency personnel retrieved a body from the water about 7:35 a.m.
Chief of Marine Patrol Keith Davis, left, talks with officers at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor on Thursday morning after emergency personnel retrieved a body from the water about 7:35 a.m. ttisbell@sunherald.com

The body recovered Thursday morning from the water near the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor has been identified.

The death of Michael Carle, 28, of Biloxi, was ruled an accidental drowning, said Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove.

Carle’s body was recovered around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, said Mississippi Department of Public Information Director Melissa Scallan. A backpack believed to belong to Carle was found on the beach nearby.

Biloxi police Sgt. Jackie Rhodes said a call came in from a shrimp boat at 5 a.m. Carle was found in about 6 feet of water a few yards off the beach in the channel north of Deer Island.

Sun Herald reporter Jeff Clark contributed to this story.

Regina Zilbermints: 228-896-2340, @RZilbermints

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